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Melanie Smith pleads for more access to dyslexia specialists in schools. Ten year-old Emily struggles with anxiety and worries about school. Despite her diligence, she...

Dyslexia’s two-edged sword

Dyslexia can feel like a superpower or a ball and chain, says Louise Selby. I am atrocious at packing. I can spend a whole day...

When phonics fails

Deborah Salsbury favours a balanced approach to teaching reading, incorporating elements of both phonics and a whole-language approach. "It's not your fault you can't read"...

Dyslexia in practice

Keir Williams identifies ten ways secondary teachers can meet the needs of their dyslexic learners. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that affects reading and...

Morph Mastery

A Morphological Intervention for Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary Louise Selby is a primary trained teacher with extensive experience in teaching and supporting learners with learning...

DSA funding for dyslexic students

Funding is available, but needs to be more widely publicised, says Jennifer Willows. With rising diagnoses and an increased awareness of the challenges facing students...

Digital devices for literacy

Yvonne Dalorto on using digital devices for shaping individual learning in the classroom. Digital devices can play a crucial role in supporting children with special...

We’re building a reading culture

Let's make libraries more accessible, says Alison Tarrant, CEO of the School Library Association. Building an authentic reading culture and an inclusive school library can...

Success builds successful learners

Sarah Singleton on precision teaching for accelerating learning. Precision teaching is a research-based intervention often highly recommended by educational psychologists and specialist teachers to help...

RNIB’s Bookshare gains momentum

Bookshare, the Royal National Institute of Blind People's outstanding library of learning resources for those with a vision impairment now has a million titles,...

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When things go wrong at work

It's not easy being an autistic employee. Debby Elley and Maura Campbell know. Okay, so you've made a mistake. Or something hasn't gone your way...

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