Dyslexia

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Is your child dyslexic or do you suspect they might be? 

In this section of the site you’ll find lots of information and advice to help you support your dyslexic child, including recognising the signs of and diagnosing dyslexia, getting the right support for children with dyslexia, understanding how dyslexia impacts learning (not always in negative ways) and homework tips for children with dyslexia. You'll also discover tips to help your dyslexic child love reading and benefit from technology.

You can also head over to our Forum to chat to other parents who have had similar experiences.

Articles

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8 dyslexia signs you should never ignore
Concerned about your child's progress at school? Familiarise yourself with the signs of dyslexia so you can get help for your child if they need it.
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How dyslexia is diagnosed
You think your child may be dyslexic, but how can you really be sure when they’re still quite young? Teacher and parent coach Glynis Kozma gives a few pointers for early identification.
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7 common dyslexia questions answered
If your child is dyslexic you'll want to help them get the support they need at school and at home. Dr John Rack, Head of Research, Development and Policy at Dyslexia Action, answers common questions about dyslexia diagnosis, homework and tutoring and suggests sources of further information and advice to help you help your child.
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Dyslexia toolkit

The Dyslexia Toolkit for Parents

Make sure your child gets the very best opportunities to succeed and flourish with this practical toolkit of checklists, templates and make-or-break advice.

The Dyslexia Toolkit for Parents is an e-toolkit of practical resources that you will be able to pull out over the coming years to support and assist you through the various challenges of dealing with the schools, the authorities... and the many decisions you will have to make in order to best help your child.

With step-by-step advice and real-life case studies throughout, this lifesaver of a resource will tell you exactly what you need to be doing, exactly what you should expect, and what to do if you're not getting it.

Resources and support for dyslexia

TheSchoolRun's Resources and support for dyslexia learning pack, exclusive to TheScholRun subscribers, offers a complete overview of dyslexia for parents, from diagnosis to at-home support strategies and links to further resources and advice. Included in the pack, available for instant download, are:

  • The key signs of dyslexia in primary-school children
  • Details of how dyslexia is diganosed
  • A step-by-step action plan to help you work in partnership with your child's school to get them the support they need
  • Homework tips for dyslexic learners
  • A list of organisations who can offer support and expert advice
  • 99 ways to help your dyslexic child love books and reading
  • Worksheets compiled by a dyslexia tutor to help your child practise key skills at home
Dyslexia