Do you have a child with dyslexia? Do they have the school supplies they really need to thrive? This blog looks at the best back to school supplies for kids with dyslexia.

Recognizing the challenges they may face and providing appropriate support will greatly enhance their learning experience.

You will find my dyslexia in the classroom blogs here and this is where I focus on how to support children with dyslexia in the classroom at all grade levels. This blog however focuses on what your child will need in their bag, on their computer and in their pencil case to be the best learner they can be.

I have listed my top selection of apps and technology, stationary items,  organisational tools and apps.

By preparing in advance, you will ensure your child heads off to school empowered and supported.

On with the list….. (please note, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR KIDS WITH DYSLEXIA – APPS AND TECHNOLOGY

Proven to Increase Reading Level in 90 Days

  • Readability encourages your child to read out loud and at the same time, it provides support and real-time pronunciations when needed. If they are struggling, they can click on the speaker icon and the selected passage/word will be read for them. It automatically selects the correct level of reading material for every child so your child will be eager to learn. Watch your child develop as the fun and educational grade-level stories come to life with exciting illustrations.

Text-to-Speech Software:

Voice Dream has grown in popularity since being released. It offers natural sounding voices to read text, aiding in comprehension. Text to speech software is particularly important for those kids who really struggle to read even small amounts of text.

 Speech-to-Text Software:

    • Braina Pro (iOS, Android, Windows) – a simple to use program which is one of the most accessible. It provides almost perfect accuracy with regards to punctuation and grammar because of this, it’ great for scientific work. There is a free basic plan.
    • Microsoft Dictate (Windows) – an add-on and can be used with platforms such as Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. It’s easily accessible for Microsoft users – simply click on the ‘dictation’ tab in the toolbar. It’s already preinstalled in every Microsoft 365 app.
    • Dragon NaturallySpeaking is another great program for kids with dyslexia. It converts the spoken word into text – saving so much time – not to mention stress – on written tasks. There are also free apps on devices that can be used for smaller tasks.
    • The Notes app on the iPhone has a speech to text function while Android phones come with a speech-to-text converter that lets you dictate text messages, emails, and other text you’d ordinarily type using the on-screen keyboard. It’s enabled by default.
    • Speechnotes (Chrome) is a free web-based program which is easily accessed and offers quick simple transcriptions using the microphone.
    • Notta ( Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chromebook) – a complete speech to text app that transcribes calls, video calls, live speeches, audio files and videos. There a many different membership levels however the Basic Plan is free.
    • Otter (Chrome, iOS, Android) – a popular choice among older students for lectures. It is a cloud-based software that offers a limited free plan. It can distinguish between different voices and assigns different speaker IDs.
    • Digital Mind Mapping Tools – programs such as MindMeister assist in organizing thoughts visually.
    • Phonetic Spell Checker – the Webster handheld device is very useful for typing the word phoneteically and finding the correct spelling (#ad)
    • Audiobooks – A subscription to Audible is worth every penny. It’s worth finding out which texts your child will be studying and investing in the audiobooks.
    • Multi sensory learning is so important for dyslexic children. Audiobooks will improve engagement with the texts.  
    • Electronic Worksheets and Note-Taking Apps – such as Notability or OneNote allow students to organize notes electronically.

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR KIDS WITH DYSLEXIA – STATIONARY

200 Sheets Colored Paper, A4 Origami Paper Colored Copy Paper Printer Paper for DIY Craft Kids Scrapbook School Office Printing 8.3" X 11.7", 20 Assorted Colors(70 g/m²)
  • ✐【HIGH QUALITY PAPER】 The Colored paper is made of pure wood pulp, free from dust and particles, the surface of the paper is smooth, the color is uniform and gentle.smooth and thick, simply unfold. offering you a superior paper for all your craft needs.
  • ✐【SIZE】70 GSM pastel A4 colored paper. Size:210*297mm (8.26" * 11.7").We use laser cutting edge, paper neat without burr, paper size without any deviation
  • ✐【VARIOUS BRIGHT COLORS】These A4 colored copy paper are come with 20 different bright colors(Red, black, white, light blue, blue, light green, green, pink, light purple, purple, orange, yellow, dark yellow, etc), different colors can meet your different needs, adds colors and magic to your crafts.
  • ✐【WIDE USAGE】It is widely used colour printing/copying, drawing paper, propaganda paper, manual origami, DIY arts and crafts, paper cutting,inadvertising paper , etc.and suitable for various printers.
  • ✐【PERFECT FOR DAILY PROJECTS】You will have 200 sheets of A4 origami paper in 20 different colors.These A4 colored paper can develope children's color perception and aesthetic ability, also making crafts with kids or friends can enhance your hands-on ability, bringing lots of fun and joy during crafts making process.
Organising subjects using different colour paper will help a child with dyslexia to easily recognise what they need (#ad)

Pilot, G2 Premium Gel Roller Pens, Fine Point 0.7 mm, Assorted Colors, Pack of 8
  • Smooth & Long-lasting: Enjoy a smooth writing experience thanks to the gel ink that glides effortlessly across paper; G2 has been proven to be the longest-lasting gel ink pen that allows you to write more (Data on File)
  • Comfortable Grip: A contoured rubber grip provides ergonomic support, making long writing projects easier; 8-pack pouch includes 1 pink, 1 red, 1 lime green, 1 blue, 1 turquoise, 1 black, 1 purple and 1 orange pen(s)
  • Versatile: Perfect for everyday writing tasks such as taking notes and jotting down grocery lists; The G2 tip delivers crisp, clean lines ideal for writing, intricate designs, drawing, sketching or doodling
  • Refillable & Quick Drying: Save money and reduce waste by reusing and refilling your retractable pen with Pilot G2 refills (sold separately); The vibrant, quick drying ink helps prevent smudges and smears
  • Power to the Pen: Express yourself effortlessly with Pilot's line of innovative writing tools, including gel ink, erasable, rolling ball, ballpoint and fountain pens, & dry erase markers & more
Using different colour pens for notes and assignments can help dyslexic students better distinguish between words and improve readability. (#ad)

SHARPIE Highlighter, Clear View Highlighter with See-Through Chisel Tip, Stick Highlighter, Assorted, 8 Count
  • Highlighter with see-through tip so you can highlight neatly and evenly
  • Chisel tip lets you switch between both wide and narrow lines
  • Ultra-vivid ink jumps off the page
  • Resists smearing of many pen and marker inks so your work stays clean
  • Contains 8 Stick Highlighters in assorted colors
Color-coded highlighting can help emphasize important information and make it easier to reference later. (#ad)

Rosmonde 1 Subject Graph Paper Spiral Notebook, 12 Pack, 70 Sheets (140 Pages), 8 x 10-1/2" Bulk 4x4 Spiral Bound Grid Notebooks, 3 Hole Punched Single Subject Quad Ruled Spiral Notebooks for School
  • A CLASSROOM CLASSIC: This 12-pack of 1-subject Spiral Notebook has graph-ruled sheets. The graph paper helps you keep everything in a grid, making it perfect for science, math, or engineering classes, as well as for anyone who loves to draw.
  • QUAD-RULED PAGES: Graph ruled spiral notebook comes with a grid pattern with 4 squares per inch has 140 Pages (70 Sheets) of quad-ruled paper.Each page is quad-ruled, meaning it has the grid pattern on it, allowing for neat and organized work.
  • GET ORGANIZED: Our 1 Subject Spiral Graph Ruled Notebooks are perfect for work and school and can also record your daily life or the interesting things during your travel. Rosmonde spiral journals fully meet our daily needs. Each notebook features an assortment of fun, bright colors that make them easy to identify, so you can quickly find the notebook you need.
  • GLIDE FROM PAGE TO PAGE: When using these graph ruled notebooks, your favorite gel or ballpoint pens will move effortlessly across these smooth pages for A+ notes with minimal ink bleeding or show-through unlike ordinary spiral notebooks.
  • 3-HOLE PUNCHED: Every spiral quad ruled notebook comes 3-hole punched to fit a standard binder; take along one notebook or several to save extra trips to the locker.
Rosmonde 1 Subject Notebook Wide Ruled, 6 Pack, 70 Sheets (140 Pages), 8 x 10-1/2, 3 Hole Punched Notebooks, Thick No-Bleed Paper, Sturdy Back, Wide Ruled Notebook for School & Office, Assorted Colors
  • A CLASSROOM CLASSIC: This 6-pack of 1-subject notebooks helps you identify your subjects at a glance with color-coding efficiency. You can always rely on Rosmonde notebooks to keep up with your busy day! Rosmonde Spiral Notebooks come with high quality sturdy and ink-bleed resistant paper, which makes them the perfect choice for Home, School or Office needs.
  • THE RIGHT RULING: These 10-1/2" x 8" wide-ruled notebooks fits more writing per page than wide-ruled sheets and are enough for different subjects/classes. Each notebook in this bundle has 70 sheets(140 Pages).
  • GET ORGANIZED: Our spiral notebooks are perfect for work and school and can also record your daily life or the interesting things during your travel. Rosmonde spiral journals fully meet our daily needs.
  • GLIDE FROM PAGE TO PAGE: When using these notebooks, your favorite gel or ballpoint pens will move effortlessly across these smooth pages for A+ notes with minimal ink bleeding or show-through unlike ordinary spiral notebooks.
  • 3-HOLE PUNCHED: Every spiral notebook comes 3-hole punched to fit a standard binder; take along one notebook or several to save extra trips to the locker.
Graph paper is extremely useful for maintaining neat and organized writing and math work while notebooks with wider line spacing provides more room for legible handwriting. (#ad)

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HAUSER F7 Gel Pens, 0.7 MM Black Ink Pens, 10 Pc Ergonomic Pens For School, Pens Fine Point Smooth Writing Pens, Pens For Note Taking, Writing Supplies, Teacher Pens
  • RAPID DRY GEL PENS BLACK : The Hauser F7 black gel pens is accessible with a 0.7MM Medium point, and it comes with quick-drying ink available in black to prevent smudging. It ensures a comfortable and remarkable writing experience, becoming perfect pens for school.
  • CRAFTED FOR ENJOYMENT: For those who have an appreciation for Hauser gel ink pens , exploring the complete range of Hauser gel pens is a must. This collection includes a range of retractable choices, all of which can be refilled for extended use.
  • SUPERIOR DESIGN: Hauser pens feature a rubberized grip and a translucent manfactured body that strikes the perfect balance between size, neither too large nor too small, ensuring both optimal comfort and a high-end tactile experience for your hands, as school supplies for high school students.
  • RELIABLE EXCELLENCE: With a century-long history in pen craftsmanship, Hauser provides a wide range of ink pens for writing tailored to your needs, whether you're jotting down notes, replenishing school or office essentials, or engaging in bullet journaling.
  • EMPOWERING WRITING TOOLS: Hauser specializes in crafting remarkable best pens that cater to a wide range of requirements. Our diverse selection covers various categories, including office, medical, legal, educational, and more, accommodating various writing preferences and needs.
KOALA TOOLS | Bear Claw Pencils 1-Pack (6 Pencils) - Fat, Thick, Strong, Triangular Grip, Graphite, 2B Lead with Eraser - Suitable for Kids, Art, Drawing, Drafting, Sketching & Shading
  • THICK & FAT GRAPHITE CORE: 0.4 x 0.4 x 7 inches. Its jumbo wood barrel and chubby lead core make this pencil strong and difficult to break.
  • ARTIST QUALITY 2B PENCIL: Enables artists, students, and carpenters to write, sketch, and draw effortlessly and efficiently.
  • TRIANGULAR SHAPED GRIP: Helps kids to grip securely and build motor skills. Suits adults with large hands who tend to overpower thin pencils.
  • 100% NATURAL RED WOOD: Eco-friendly and stylish.
  • BULKY ERASER: Makes it quick and easy to correct mistakes.
Comfortable writing tools can aid in maintaining focus and neat handwriting. We use the Maped left-handed pens for our daughter who has dyslexia, dysgraphia and is left handed! They are a great resource. Eraseable pens are also a good option as mistakes are easily made. (#ad)

Large Print Books and Worksheets printed using dyslexic font Speak with your child’s school to request appropriate reading materials in a larger font size. This dyslexic font is free to download

 

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR KIDS WITH DYSLEXIA – ORGANISATIONAL AIDS

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Pendaflex Ready-Tab Reinforced File Folders, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 1/3 Cut, 50/BX (42338)
  • Ready-Tab Reinforced File Folders have 3 tabs built in—just fold away unused tabs, label & file
  • Reinforced top and bottom edges provided extra durability
  • Write directly on tabs in permanent marker for rapid file setup
  • Lighter interiors prevent time-wasting misfiles
  • Box of 50 red, orange, yellow, green and blue letter-sized folders
3 Ring Binders,1” Round Ring, Holds 8.5 * 11inch Papers, with 2 Pockets,6 Colors Binder Assorted Pack
  • Colorful Binders:You will get 6 colors binders: Purple,Red,Green,Grey,Orange,Blue.whether you are shopping for back to School or needing a DIY storage solution, These 3 ring binders are a must have!
  • 1-inch binder with metal rings can hold up to 225 sheets of 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper
  • Customized:A clear view overlay on the front and spine,you can flexibility to customize any project .Two pockets are located inside allowing Extra storage for unpatched papers.
  • Long lasting:Our binders features 1-inch ring with reinforced ribs and spine
  • 2 years warranty: We are a professional manufacturer of view binders, We provide 1 year quality guarantee and 30 days worry-free refund, if our products are not what you want or do not meet your expectations, please contact us and we will try out best to solve your issue!
Use Color-Coded Folders and Binders to assign colours to different subjects. These will instantly help to improve organization. (#ad)

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Planner 2024-2025 - JUL 2024 - JUN 2025, 2024-2025 Planner Weekly & Monthly, Academic Planner 2024-2025, with Tabs, 8" x 10", Hardcover + Back Pocket + Twin-Wire Binding, Daily Organizer - Colorful
  • 🌈planner 2024-2025 Overview - This 2024-2025 planner weekly and monthly covers 12 months from JUL 2024 to JUN 2025, it measured 8'' x 10'', suitable size for daily planning and schedules, and is convenient to carry.
  • 🌈 2024-2025 Monthly Planning - There are ruled daily blocks + Julian Dates + Holidays Reminders in each monthly page for your monthly planning. Besides, the past, Present and future monthly reference calendars on the page for long-term planning and the note section for your priorities of the month.
  • 🌈2024-2025 Weekly Management - Each weekly page of this academic planner 2024-2025 has check boxes and ample lined writing space for your appointments, activities or events, etc. You can make a to-do list and tick off when you're done, which will keep you focused and work toward your goals.
  • 🌈Functional Details - 8" x 10" Weekly & Monthly Pages | Thicker Paper | Flexible Cover | Contacts | Quick Reference Information | Yearly Overview | Reference Calendars | Holidays | Julian Dates | Strong Twin-Wire Binding | Round Corner.
  • 🌈Stylish Design - The black waterink design of this 2024-2025 academic planner make it more fashionable and attractive. This planner 2024-2025 has flexible cover with the strong twin-wire binding brighten up your daily life, besides, the stylish rounded corners protect your hands from scratching it.
Visual planners will help students keep track of assignments and deadlines. (#ad)

Alpine Muffy Kids - Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids - CE & ANSI Certified - 25dB - Sensory & Concentration Aid - Mint
  • PREVENT HEARING DAMAGE | Research shows that 1 out of every 8 kids is left with permanent hearing damage due to exposure to loud sound. Party, concert, airplane, parade, event, race and fireworks? It gets dangerous quickly, and noise cancelling headphones for kids are essential.
  • SENSORY HEADPHONES FOR AUTISM | Muffy Kids is perfectly suited for kids with autism or sensory issues. The noise reduction helps with sensory overload and other external triggers.
  • DESIGNED FOR KIDS AND APPROVED BY KIDS | The premium materials are soft, easy to clean and more importantly very comfortable. The adjustable headband provides a snug fit around the ears.
  • TESTED AND CERTIFIED | Thoroughly tested and proven to reach an acoustic attenuation from 21 to 28 dB in accordance with US & EU Regulations. These sound proof headphones for kids are easy to bring as they are lightweight and comes with a free travel bag.
  • AWARD-WINNING DUTCH DESIGN | Alpine is an innovator and leader in quality hearing protection with 25 years of R&D experience. All products are designed and made in the Netherlands. The Muffy Kids noise cancelling ear protection has won the 2021 Red Dot Design Award!
Noise-Canceling Headphones  will help to minimize distractions in a noisy classroom environment and can improve focus and productivity. (#ad)

Ready-to-Use Graphic Organizers, Grades 1 - 5
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • White, Ellen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 11/23/2003 (Publication Date) - Carson Dellosa Education (Publisher)
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50 Graphic Organizers for Reading, Writing & More (Grades 4-8)
  • Linda Irwin-DeVitis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 01/01/1999 (Publication Date) - Teacher's Friend (Publisher)
Graphic Organizers provide templates for concept mapping, storyboarding, and other visual tools to aid in understanding. The ones I link to are for children in grades 4-8. (#ad)

Personalized Learning Plans – work together with teachers to create tailored strategies that cater to each student’s learning style.

Free time management apps – there are so many available on all devices for free. Choose the one that suits yours and tyour child’s needs best. Todois, Trello and any.do are among the most popular.

 

Remember, one of the most useful things your child’s school can do is to provide a supportive and understanding environment. An Inclusive classroom is vital for your child’s success, confidence and mental well being. Regular communication between parents, teachers, and specialists is crucial to ensure that your child’s specific needs are being met effectively.

If you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m so passionate about ensuring that kids with learning difficulties have the same opportunity within the classroom as every other child. This can only be achieved through training, knowledge and understanding.