Dyslexia Friendly Style Guide.

See our Dyslexia Friendly Style Guide.

Assistive Technology.

There are many excellent software aids to support dyslexic reading and writing. For information and advice please visit our BDA Technology website.

Resources for parents.

We have information on a number of useful resources for parentts, these can be found in the Resources for Parents section on our site.

Information Sheets.

The Student Finance England (SFE) Extra help - Disabled Students' Allowances 2016/2017 

Guidance on changes to legislation relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).

View the Department of Education's Transition to the new 0 to 25 special educational needs and disability system publication.

Dyslexia Friendly Schools.

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

There are two versions of the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide:

Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide - abridged version is a free download, or the complete guide is available to buy from our shop. Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide - full version.

Video resources.

Jo Crawford, one of the British Dyslexia Association's Young Ambassadors has made a video entitled "Are dyslexics at a disadvantage in the education system". The video is suitable for use by all.


In honour of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014, Sally Gardner created this fantastic "flip-flop" version of her poem "Disobey Me" which is available as a free download.

Manifesto for 2010 by The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust.

The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust, the combined voice representing organisations that work to improve outcomes for individuals with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, has produced a manifesto to outline the policies it believes the next Government should implement during the next Parliament. To view the manifesto please follow this link.

Books on Dyslexia.

The BDA Online Shop offers a wide range of books on dyslexia, some of which are shown below.


Dyslexia and Parents (BDA)

Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (BDA)

Dyslexia and Useful Technology (BDA)

Dyslexia in the Workplace (BDA)

Dyslexia, Languages and Multilingualism (BDA)

Maths learning difficulties, dyslexia and dyscalculia (BDA)

Music, other Performing Arts and Dyslexia (BDA)

Tips for the Dyslexic Adult (BDA)

For teachers.

Dyslexia in Education: A Guide for Teachers and TAs (BDA)

Dyslexia: Early Identification (BDA)


The BBC’s Bitesize programme covers French, German and Spanish, from basic levels to GCSE and beyond with forums, practice pages for reading and writing, and even speaking and listening in German. It is worth looking at the grammar section and the vocabulary help. There are links to other helpful web pages to help with reading in the language.


MESH - The Mapping Educational Specialist Knowhow Initiative- provides a series of guides, developed by educators, teachers and academics to support teachers in accessing current research via research summaries.

As part of the MESH guide to dyslexia Emeritus Professor Angela Fawcett, Swansea University, Honorary Professor Sheffield University has contributed four articles that can be accessed below; 

Theories and contextual issues

Current Research (Fawcett)

Co-occurring difficulties (Fawcett)

Evidence (Fawcett)