Dyslexia

by May 17, 2020

Dysgraphia games – Scattergories

Dysgraphia games – Scattergories

Dysgraphia games are a great way to have fun with your child - of all ages - while they practice their pencil grip, handwriting and fine motor skills. One of...

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Best games for dysgraphia

Best games for dysgraphia

This blog I’m going to be focusing on games for dysgraphia for older children to play at home. What is dysgraphia? Dysgraphia is of course all about bad...

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What dyslexia looks like

What dyslexia looks like

I’m often asked what dyslexia looks like and what kids with dyslexia see. The answer is really complex as every one – whether they have dyslexia or not – sees...

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10 strategies for dysgraphia

10 strategies for dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a complex learning difficulty that like many others is different for all children who suffer from it. Some children see far more severe symptoms...

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Five fun activities for dysgraphia

Five fun activities for dysgraphia

Five fun activities for dysgraphia to enjoy at home  If your child suffers with dysgraphia, you will have no doubt watched them struggle with all aspects of...

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Common dyslexia myths

Common dyslexia myths

Scientists know more than ever about dyslexia, but there are still far too many dyslexia myths being branded about. This can make it hard to know what’s right...

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Famous people with dyslexia

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...

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Top 10 books for dyslexia

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...

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Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is dyslexia awareness month and that gives me a chance to focus on a subject that I’m very passionate about. Mind your p's and q's Reading and writing...

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Struggles for dyslexic children. Part 2

Struggles for dyslexic children. Part 2

In my last blog on children with dyslexia I looked at reading issues that are commonly found and how as parents we can help. Today I’m going to look at spelling and writing issues (specifically related to primary-age kids).

Children with dyslexia will often have more severe issues with spelling than they will reading.

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Potential careers for children with dyslexia

Potential careers for children with dyslexia

In this blog in my dyslexia series, I will focus on potential careers for children with dyslexia.

Has your child recently been diagnosed with dyslexia and possibly dysgraphia? If so, you’re no doubt overwhelmed with the amount of information available. Because of the lack of clarity on the internet, I’ve decided to break the information down into bite-sized manageable posts that focus on different aspects of life with dyslexia. Today I want to look at some of the positives.

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The best tablet/phone apps for dyslexia

The best tablet/phone apps for dyslexia

Since finding out Ella has dyslexia, we’ve been researching ways, tools and apps that can help her along the way. The following list includes my favourite choices and is mainly focused on primary (elementary) kids, but some are a must-have for kids of every school age.

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The best apps for dysgraphia

The best apps for dysgraphia

Before discussing tools that can help, let’s have a look at what dysgraphia actually is. Kids with dysgraphia will generally have unclear and inconsistent handwriting. They also tend to write or copy things very slowly which makes it very hard to complete handwriting tasks. Kids with dysgraphia aren’t lazy or unintelligent. They simply struggle with written expression; basically, the hands can’t keep up with the brain.

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Dyslexia – learning difficulty or just a different way of learning?

Dyslexia – learning difficulty or just a different way of learning?

We first found out Ella had dyslexia when she was six. We weren’t entirely sure what it meant other than she would struggle with reading and writing. We already had an inkling she may be as she often wrote back to front and found decoding words particularly difficult. In the two years since her diagnosis however she has gone from strength to strength, never used it as an excuse and has shown us a different way to see the world.

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