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* British Dyslexia Association ( 0118 966 2677.

* BrightStar has a programme aimed at improving spelling, reading comprehension and accuracy, and word recognition. See the website: www.alscience. com, or tel: 0870 752 8876.

* The Bristol Dyslexia Centre ( has information and an online questionnaire to test for dyslexia, and a chatroom where users can question staff.

* Personal site set up by a 13-year-old dyslexic, Barnaby Blackburn. Includes an interesting message board.

* The Dyslexia Institute (, 133 Gresham Road, Staines, Middlesex TW18 2AJ. Tel: 01784 463851.

* Becta (, the government agency promoting ICT in education, has an information sheet and publishes an online guide, Dyslexia and ICT: building on success, pound;6.50. Join the mailing list for Sencos at: discussionsenfor.html.

* The National Grid for Learning has a special needs section at

* iANSYST, a supplier of dyslexia software and hardware, has a useful site at

Fiction * Ghost Writer by Julia Jarman (Andersen Press, pound;9.99). Highly recommended in the Special Educational Needs children's book awards.

* How to Write Really Badly by Anne Fine (Egmont Books, pound;3.99).

Non-fiction * Specific Learning DifficultiesDyslexia: literacy strategies for the classroom by Virginia Vivian, from Croydon Literacy Support Centre, pound;10, plus pound;1 pamp;p. Tel: 020 8656 6551.

* Dyslexia and learning style: a practitioner's handbook by Tilly Mortimore (Whurr, pound;25). Practical teaching suggestions.

* Dyslexia, speech and language: a practitioner's handbook by Margaret Snowling and Joy Stackhouse (Whurr, pound;22.50). Includes clear guidelines on the assessment and management of children's language difficulties.

* Early reading development and dyslexia by Valerie Muter (Whurr, pound;22.50) Focuses on early years.

* The Human Side of Dyslexia: 142 interviews with real people telling real stories by Shirley Kurnoff (London Universal Publishing, pound;17.25).

Interviews with parents, siblings and students.

* Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia by Maria Chivers (Jessica Kingsley, pound;9.95). Includes much helpful information about a range of support organisations.

* Study Skills and Dyslexia in the Secondary School: a practical approach by Marion Griffiths (David Fulton, pound;16). A useful guide for teachers and students.

* Dyslexia and ICT: a guide for teachers and parents by Anita Keates (David Fulton, pound;14). Introduction to the potential of ICT for dyslexics.

* How to Identify and Support Children with Dyslexia by Chris Neanon (LDA, pound;9.95).

* Dyslexia in Focus at 16-plus: an inclusive teaching approach by Jeanne Holloway (Nasen, pound;8). Fax order to: 01827 313005.

Other resources

* Sounds and Rhymes. (Xavier Educational Software.) Tel 01248 382616; Single-user pound;42.50, plus pound;2 pamp;p and VAT; site licence pound;63.75, plus pound;2 pamp;p and VAT. Activities to build awareness of basic letter sounds and their relation to written letters.

A comprehensive list of resources on dyslexia can be found at

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