Additional Resources for Educators

Assistive Technology.

There are many excellent software aids to support dyslexic reading and writing.
These include:

  • Text reading software.
  • Predictive text software.
  • Voice recognition software.

For information and advice please follow this link to the BDA Technologies website.

Further Resources.

The Dyslexia Spld Trust website has a list of literacy schemes and training resources:

  •  Interventions for Literacy.
  •  Training for teachers: Professional Development Framework


Many of these resources can be found on the BDA Shop

There are number of suppliers of dyslexia resources, including:

For general resources and games visit these suppliers:

For books:

For computer based resources:

Involving Parents.

We have information on a number of useful resources for parents for example on the Helping your Child at Home page of this website

For instance, the DIY Readers’ Support Pack For Parents, - sound to letter links and early sound blending, would benefit weaker pupils.

For more information on Dyslexia Friendly Schools, please see our Dyslexia Friendly Schools pack for England and the ICT Supplement to the Dyslexia Friendly Schools pack.

Books on Dyslexia

  1. General.
  2. For Parents.
  3. Explaining Dyslexia to Young Children.
  4. Study Skills.
  5. For Teachers.
  6. Dyscalculia.

The BDA Online Shop offers a wide range of books on dyslexia.


Dyslexia – A Beginner’s Guide, by Nicola Brunswick published by Oneworld Publications (ISBN 978-1-85168-845-2).

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, by Brock Eide and Fernette Eide published by Hay House UK Ltd. (ISBN 9781848506398]
Kindle edition at Amazon.. View sample on Google Books.

That's the way I think: Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Explained by David Grant, published by David Fulton Publishers (ISBN 1 84312 375 4).

How to detect and Manage Dyslexia by Philomena Ott, published by Heinemann (ISBN 0 435 104195)
View sample on Google Books..

Dyslexia: How Would I Cope? by Michael Ryden, published by Jessica Kingsley (ISBN 185302385X).

Related Conditions

Dyslexia: Speech and Language edited by Margaret Snowling and Joy Stackhouse, published by Whurr (ISBN 1-86156-485-6).

Glue Ear: An Essential Guide for Teachers, Parents and Health Professionals by Lindsay Peer, published by David Fulton (ISBN 1-84312-352-5).

Developmental Dyspraxia by Madeleine Portwood, published by David Fulton (ISBN 1-85346-573-9).

Further Reading

In the Mind's Eye: Visual Thinkers - Gifted People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties by Thomas West, published by Prometheus Books (ISBN 9781591027003).

Proust and the Squid: The Story and the Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryanne Wolf, published by Icon Books UK (ISBN 978 1 840468 67 0).
Look inside and audio book at Amazon..

Teaching the Brain to Read by Dr Duncan Milne, published by Smart Kids (ISBN 0958256136).

2.For Parents.

Grasping the Nettle by Dr Kate Saunders published and available through PATOSS (Teachers and Parents) .

Dyslexia: A parents' guide to dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties by Valerie Muter and Helen Likierman, published by Vermilion (ISBN 978-0091923389).
Look inside at Amazon.

Understanding ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia by Professor Colin Terrell and Dr Terri Passenger, published by Family Doctor Books in Association with the British Medical Association. (ISBN-13: 978-1903474273)

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents by Gavin Reid, published by Wiley, (ISBN 0-470-86312-9).
Kindle edition and look inside at Amazon.

Dyslexia: A Parent’s Survival Guide, by Christine Ostler, published by Ammonite Books, (ISBN 9781903842072).

Firm Foundations: A Parent's Guide to the Skills Essential for Reading and Writing, by Clare Welsh and Lynn Fallaize, published by Barrington Stoke (ISBN: 9781842993002).

Prepare Your Child for Success in Maths by Sarah Wedderburn, published by Unicorn Publishing.
Kindle e-book from Amazon.

Take Time: Movement Exercises for Parents, Teachers and Therapists of Children with Difficulties in Speaking, Reading, Writing and Spelling by Mary Nash-Wortham and Jean Hunt, published by Robinswood Press, (ISBN 9781869981587).

101 Ways to Get your Child to Read (Quick Read) by Patience Thomson, published by Barrington Stoke (ISBN 1842996711).

Dyslexia : A Teenager’s Guide, by Sylvia Moody published by Random House (ISBN: 9780091900014).
Look inside at Amazon.

3.Explaining Dyslexia to Young Children.

Back to Front and Upside Down (Suitable 5-7 yrs) by Claire Alexander, published by Gullane Children's Books. (ISBN 9781862338425).

So you think you've got problems by Rosalind Birkett, published by Egon Publishers Ltd. (ISBN 0905858859).

Brian Has Dyslexia (Suitable 5 yrs +) by Jenny Leigh, published by Healthy Books (ISBN 9781902463544).

Dyslexia: Talking it Through (Suitable for 8-11 yrs) by Althea Braithwaite, published by Happy Cat Books (ISBN 1903285550).

My name is (Brain) Brian by Jenny Betancourt, published by Scholastic Paperbacks (US) (ISBN 0590449222).
Look inside at Amazon.

4.Study Skills.

Study Skills and Dyslexia in the Secondary School: A Practical Approach by Marion Griffiths published by David Fulton, (ISBN 1-85346-790-1).
Look inside at Amazon..

Study Skills: A Pupil’s Survival Guide, by Christine Ostler, published by Ammonite Books, (ISBN 186986610X).

The Study Skills Handbook, by Stella Cottrell, published by Palgrave Macmillan,(ISBN 9780230573055).

Download mp3 and pdf samples and other useful topics at Palgrave Macmillan.

Study skills for Dyslexic Students by Sandra Hargreaves, published by Sage(ISBN: 978-1412936095).
Look inside at Amazon. The inside view says a CD with the book text in Word files is included with the book.

Advanced Study Skills: A Student’s Survival Guide, by Christine Ostler, published by SEN Marketing (ISBN 9781903842072).

Pocket Study Skills series, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

The Buzan Study Skills Handbook by Tony Buzan, published by BBC Active(ISBN 978 1 4066 12073).
Look inside at Amazon.

Get Ahead - Mind-Map your way to Success by Vanda North and Tony Buzan, published by Buzan (ISBN: 1874374007).

5.For Teachers.

Overcoming Dyslexia – A practical Handbook for the Classroom by Hilary Broomfield and Margaret Combley (ISBN 1861562586).

Teaching children with Dyslexia by Philomena Ott, published by Routledge (ISBN 0 415 32454 8).
Kindle edition, with look inside. Look inside print copy at Amazon. See sample pages, chapters ofGoogle e-book.

Removing Dyslexia as a Barrier to Achievement: The Dyslexia Friendly Schools Toolkit, by Neil MacKay and Gavin Reid, SEN Marketing (ISBN 190385205-6).

Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning by Gavin Reid, published by David Fulton/Nasen (ISBN: 978-1-84312-361-3).
Look inside at Amazon. Preview sample of Google e-book.

100 Ideas for Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia by Gavin Reid, published by Continuum, (ISBN: 978-0826493989).
Kindle edition and look inside at Amazon. EbooksePub and PDf at Book Depository..

The Dyslexia Friendly Primary School: A Practical Guide for Teachers, by Barbara Pavey, published by Sage (ISBN 978-1412910309).
Look inside at Amazon.
Preview sample of Google e-book.

Dyslexia in Secondary School: a Practical Handbook, by Jenny Cogan and Mary Flecker, published by Whurr (ISBN 1-8156-272-1).

Dyslexia in Context Research: Policy and Practice, edited by Reid and Fawcett (for learners studying SpLd at level 3 or above), published by Whurr (ISBN 1-86156-426-0).
Look inside at Amazon. Table of Contents and free introductions to each part at Wiley.


Some helpful Mathematics for Dyslexics, including Dyscalculia, by Chinn & Ashcroft, published by Wiley (ISBN 0-470-02692-8).
Search inside at Google Books.

More Trouble with Maths by Steve Chinn, published by Routledge-Falmer 2012, ISBN 0 415 67010-4.

What to do when you can’t.. series by Steve Chinn, published by Egon Publishers Ltd.

Teaching Maths to Pupils with Different Learning Styles by Tandi Clausen‐May published by Paul Chapman (ISBN 4129 0556 0/9).
Look inside at Amazon.

The Dyscalculia Toolkit: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths (Book & CD-Rom) by Ronit Bird, published by Paul Chapman (ISBN 978-1-4129-4).
Look inside at Amazon.

Dyscalculia Assessment, by Jane Emeron and Patricia Babtie, published by Continuum Books(ISBN 97781441140852)

Before Alpha: Learning Games for Under 5s. by Beve Hornsby, published by Souvenir Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0285633278