This is a great resource for information about dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties:
The advice section is really good;
See the parent section
Resources- many free
Advice - British Dyslexia Association
Ten percent of the population are believed to be dyslexic, but it is still often poorly understood. With the right support, the strengths and talents of…
Because learning can take longer, and require over learning and perseverance, the most valuable skill learned is not how to spell a tricky word or to read a book …. But the determination to have a go, to keep going, to not give up.
Perseverance is character-building and develops essential skills for life … and leads to fulfilment and success.
So let’s remember to encourage, to praise effort over achievement. All the small steps count.
I'm starting a dyslexia page to share information about dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties that may be useful to others - both dyslexics and parents of children with literacy and learning difficulties. It is often such a 'hidden area' and often strategies which help are far more accessible than one thinks.
Last week I was so encouraged and energised by the BBC breakfast interview with Jamie Oliver who spoke about his own dyslexia.
watch it here!
Jamie Oliver on dyslexia: 'The kitchen saved me'
The celebrity chef told BBC Breakfast of his struggle as he published a new book for children.