Resources

Resources for parents and dyslexic learners

There is a wealth of information and there are many resources available online to support parents in helping their children at home, but it can be confusing and time-consuming to find the right ones for you. We have put together a list of useful websites we have found as a guide to start you off.

Advice for Parents

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children/how-can-i-support-my-child

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6mts4j

https://www.helenarkell.org.uk/documents/files/How%20to%20support%20your%20child%20at%20home.pdf

https://www.busythings.co.uk/blog/dyslexia-support-how-to-help-a-child-with-dyslexia/

Resources to support reading, writing and maths

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/   Currently many free e-books, advice and resources for parents. You can also find the current learning objectives for the age of your child. Don’t forget that you might need to look back at previous learning objectives and check if your child has understood them.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen-cognition-and-learning/sen-specific-learning-difficulties/sen-dyslexia-support   Some free resources available (subscription required to access all resources)

https://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/literacy/dyslexia-resources/  Some free resources available including b/d/p/q prompts and number prompts. (subscription required to access all resources)

https://www.nessy.com/uk/   Some free materials and online games to support learning for dyslexia (subscription required to access all resources)

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/?fbclid=IwAR3qF0bkkUZMfUl7sp6WyMMSUEzcT9xcVhmwbROGka1_u9tq965mZsjAjYM   Advice on phonics for parents

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/   Free phonics game for use on computers and laptops

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Currently free online games to support blending phonic sounds to make words

http://www.highfrequencywords.org/  Resources to support you in teaching your child to read and spell the high frequency words

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  Interactive games and resources

https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/special-needs/dyslexia/ 

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning  Many more links to further websites here

Advice about choosing books to read

https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BS-Home-Help-pack_FINAL.pdf

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/dyslexia-friendly-books

https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/arts-books/best-kids-books-dyslexic-dyslexia-reluctant-readers-a7345621.html

Speech and language support

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/dyslexia/

Visual perception and tracking support

http://eyecanlearn.com/  Advice for parents and online activities

Resources to support other learning

https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/resources/challenge-cards.html

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/  A whole range of suggested activities (subscription required to print worksheets)

https://www.busythings.co.uk/blog/category/free-busythings-activities/

Using technology to support your child

https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/factsheets/dyslexia-and-technology

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr   Dance Mat Typing – an introduction to touch typing for children