dyslexics.org.uk
 

Dyslexia Demystified

Susan at ComputerWelcome to this independent, fad-free and no-nonsense website.

“Teaching children to read is a fundamental moral obligation of the society.”
(Prof. Mark Seidenberg)

The website offers plenty of evidence-informed, practical advice and information for any parent or carer whose children need help with the basics of reading, writing and spelling.

Primary teachers, SENCos, tutors for adult basic skills, in fact anyone involved with the teaching of early reading or reading intervention should find the content useful.

''Teaching children to read is one of the most important things the State does.''
(UK Parliament's all-party Science and Technology committee)

This website is an on-going project and the content is subject to constant revision. New information is added regularly, much of it challenging to conventional and established beliefs concerning dyslexia and the teaching of reading and spelling.

Susan Godsland
Retired linguistic phonics tutor

https://twitter.com/SusanGodsland

High quality phonics is the educational vaccine that protects children from illiteracy.
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Look out for the links and resources marked X throughout the website if you are a (prospective) student teacher or an NQT.

http://www.soundreadingsystem.co.uk/wp-content/themes/enfold/pdf/The%20Principles%20that%20Teachers%20Need%20to%20Follow.pdf
X Professor Diane McGuinness: The Principles that Teachers Need to Follow when Teaching Reading.

X Throughout this website, a book frequently referenced is 'Early Reading Instruction: what science really tells us about how to teach reading' (ERI) by Diane McGuinness. I strongly recommend that you get hold of a copy in order to check the references and more extensive reading on the subject.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Reading-Instruction-Science-Bradford/dp/0262633353/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1380548342&sr=1-1

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Sir Jim Rose, chair of England's 2006 Rose Report, describes the Dyslexics.org.uk website as, 'Very impressive. It is a hugely valuable resource for keeping up-to-date with developments in teaching phonics and other literacy matters.'

N.B. This website has NO political or religious affiliations.

I have NO commercial connection with any literacy programme or educational product.

Thank you Debbie, Dianne, John, Jenny, Maggie, Monique, Anne, Joe, Lesley, Greg, Pam, Alison...and everyone else I've quoted on the website.

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