Following on from the evident world-wide success of our iPad and Android App Wheels for learners with dyslexia, we have been encouraged to produce a similar poster for ChromeBooks, which have become very popular in the USA and are starting to make inroads into schools in the UK.
As with the app wheels, we have attempted to categorise the apps according to the areas of support that they provide, but this has not always been easy.
A factsheet aimed at dyslexic young people completing an Apprenticeship in England has been released. The document is the collaborative work of the British Dyslexia Association; The Dyslexia SpLD-Trust; Department for Education; and The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
Sound Check set out to work with children in years 2 and 3 who, following the Year 1 Phonics Check, were identified as having difficulties with learning literacy. Throughout the project, the over-riding aim was to improve these children’s understanding of phonics, their literacy learning, and, thus, their life chances.
Android devices are now being used in schools, and many parents have been buying them for home use to support learners with dyslexia / reading and writing difficulties. More educational apps are now available for Android tablets and smartphones. This poster attempts to categorise some of the apps that are useful for learners with dyslexia.
Beautifully illustrated books in a box for parents, carers and childminders supporting pre-schoolers with language development. Jake & Tizzy books are a fun way to support language development at pre-school age, helping children to develop skills ready to start primary school.
This video features students with special educational needs and disabilities from West Lakes Academy. The Academy and Lakes College work together to provide a transition programme designed to reduce anxiety and build students' confidence. The differentiated curriculum at Lakes College and the range of support available help to ensures that students feel confident, safe and able to learn and make progress.