Supporting students with dyslexia

Familiarise yourself with dyslexia and support affected students with the help of these information packs and handy tools

Tes Resources Team

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Top tips and lesson resources to help dyslexic pupils flourish in the classroom

Approximately 10% of the world’s population have dyslexia, a common specific learning difficulty that can have a profound impact on learning and literacy skills. We've hand-picked a selection of videos, tools and information packs to help you understand and support students who are affected by dyslexia.

Tips for teachers

Dyslexia can affect people of all backgrounds and abilities in a number of different ways. Check out these guides that will help you make your lessons more inclusive.

Dyslexia Difficulties Mind Map
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Dyslexia Difficulties Mind Map

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A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. This list of difficulties is not exhaustive but is a flavour of some of the issues that can affect students with dyslexia,
Teachers TV: Teaching the Dyslexic Child
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Teachers TV: Teaching the Dyslexic Child

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This programme reveals how the use of multi-sensory teaching can help dyslexic children become independent learners and boost their self esteem. It is crucial that children with dyslexia are encouraged to believe in themselves and to become independent learners from an early age. Kate Bodle, a spe...
Dyslexia-Friendly Marking Guidelines
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Dyslexia-Friendly Marking Guidelines

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A relatively short guide on marking the written work of KS3 / KS4 students with 'dyslexic tendencies&' i.e. those who struggle with basic literacy, and are working around English NC Level 2 - 4. The guide is worth sharing beyond the English / literacy area with other subjects, such as RE and His...

Assisting pupils

Help pupils struggling with dyslexia improve their directional, writing and study skills with these handy class resources.

Dyslexia letter orientation strategy B, D and P
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Dyslexia letter orientation strategy B, D and P

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This activity helps solve directional difficulties when tackling letters B, D and P. It provides techniques, rhymes and 'tricks' for remembering letter formation. Ideal for KS1, KS2 and whole school SEN.
KS1/KS2 Dyslexia support activities 100+
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KS1/KS2 Dyslexia support activities 100+

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Over a hundred ideas designed to support children who have dyslexia. The activities are split into KS1 and KS2 and are designed to be undertaken either as part of small group work or one to one. Each activity uses minimum resources and gives clear instructions on how to carry out and extend the ...