Kidspiration: Technology to empower your dyslexic child

Part 1 Mind mapping – Kidspiration Computers are an excellent tool for supporting children with dyslexia. While not often thought of, mapping software is a must for every child. Mind mapping helps dyslexic children by encouraging thinking outside the box....

Is my child dyslexic? A simple at-home dyslexia test

Is there a dyslexia test to carry out at home? Before I start, it’s really important to note that you cannot diagnose your child with dyslexia at home. They need to be seen by an educational psychologist for a full diagnosis. However, this home-based dyslexia test is...

Famous people with dyslexia

There are, and will be, many struggles ahead for every child suffering with dyslexia. However, did you know that they are in good company. The extensive list of famous people with dyslexia is surprising and should inspire your child to realise their potential –...

Dyslexia and anxiety: how to ease your child’s burden?

Unfortunately for some children, dyslexia and anxiety go hand in hand. From word go, we’re told how important it is to read, write and spell but for some kids, this doesn’t simply ‘come naturally! Imagine reading is one of your biggest struggles because the words lift...

FREE dyslexia font ready for download

Did you know there is a dyslexia font that has been specifically designed for use by people who suffer with dyslexia? It’s called OpenDyslexic and can be found here. It was created to improve readability for anyone who suffers with dyslexia and includes regular, bold,...

Top 10 books for dyslexia

Reading books for dyslexia Do you have a reluctant reader or a child who struggles with reading alone? Have a look at this list for the most popular books for dyslexia and watch as your child develops a love of reading you never thought you would see. We struggled for...