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

SEaTSS can support students with this condition.

To refer to SEATSS please use this link:

https://eforms.redbridge.gov.uk/single-point-of-access-referral-form-for-education-support/

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- 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.

Screenshot for video: Dyslexia- personal stories

Dyslexia- personal stories

Humorous and tender stories told from the point of view of people who have dyslexia by Tom J Davies.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Resources

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.

Being dyslexic- Advice for Parents/ Guardians

Website: 
http://www.beingdyslexic.co.uk/pages/information/parents-guardians.php
Description

Being Dyslexic website has a section offering good clear advice relating to how you can support your dyslexic child.

It deals with issues such as;

  • Should I have my child assessed?
  • Basic support is not working - What is next?
  • Educational Psychologist Assessment Test
  • How to help your child in everyday life
  • Exam arrangements