Redbridge SERC

Dyslexia

Description

  • 'Dyslexia' comes from the Greek term meaning 'difficulty' and lexis meaning 'language'.
  • Dyslexia is a learning difference to do with the way language is processed.
  • Dyslexic pupils are slower at processing auditory and visual information.
  • A student's phonology can be different, causing sounds being missed or confused, which leads to problems with reading and writing.
  • Dyslexia can create the ability to think in multi- dimensions.
  • Dyslexia can affect motor skills and the processing, memorising and organisation of information.

Fact sheets

Training / Help

Contact the following services for further help and support:

  • Hatton Outreach
  • S.E.R.C for advice
  • Educational Pyschology

Videos

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

Dyslexia - Co-occurring conditions - webinar very useful for CPD

In this webinar, Glenys Heap, Dyslexia Action's Director of CPD discusses the key issues related to learning difficulties frequently co-occurring with dyslexia such as dyspraxia, ADHD, etc.

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia- How the brain works- a simple demonstration - ideal for CPD

Dyslexia- How the brain works- a simple demonstration - ideal for CPD

A very simple visual demonstration - ideal for CPD  Only runs for 4 mins

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia- Kara Tointon

Dyslexia- Kara Tointon

You can watch all the parts of the Kara Tointon Documentary ' Don't call me stupid!' on You Tube or BBC iplayer. Highly recommended and very informative.

Lesson Resources

Top App’s to support Dyslexia and Literacy Acquisition

Here is a current list of app's we recommend to support students who have Dyslexia and difficulty with literacy acquisition.

Learning Aids

Playing card holder

Playing card holder

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Make holding cards easy for little hands with our Circular Card Holders. Spring-loaded rotating wheels make card insertion easy. Once loaded with a card stack, rotate the wheel and the cards fan out. Ideal for any card activity.  Also…

Illustrations

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communication

Stickman Communications create brilliantly simple cards to help communicate a variety of conditions/ disabilities. They currently cover; * ASD * Sensory overload * Allergies  * Medical conditions  * Bowel and bladder conditions * Hypermobility and EDS * Migraine * Seizures * POTS /SVT * Visual impairment * Mental Health *…
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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Resources

Dyslexia- Local support

Phone: 
020 7391 2030
Email: 
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Website: 
http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/Page/centremap
Description

Dyslexia Action has centres to provide support around the UK.

The nearest centres to Redbridge LEA are

  • London
  • Chelmsford

SNAP Essex Charity

Phone: 
01277 211300
Email: 
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Website: 
http://www.snapcharity.org/
Description

SNAP charity is based in Essex. They have a really comprehensive resource library - books, toys, computer items. 

If you contact them, they will send you a directory of items they have in stock.

DANDA

Website: 
http://www.danda.org.uk/
Description

DANDA – the Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association has been set up for people with Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD(H)D and other related conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.