How do you distinguish whether a child is dyslexic? It is important to recognise markers which are common to successful identification. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading, writing and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. It occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.
These difficulties can also manifested in mathematics, such as times tables recollection and sequencing and so on.
Nessy Learning UK: provides excellent games which are entertaining and deal with specific sounds to support dyslexic children who struggle to access the regular curriculum
Teaching the Dyslexic Child: A Video demonstrating how multisensory learning can support dyslexic children in the classroom
‘Dyslexia and Literacy, Theory and Practice’ Editors Reid G & Wearmouth J (2002) Chichester Wiley,
‘100+ Ideas for Supporting Children with Dyslexia’ Reid G (2011) London Continuum
‘The Dyslexia Pocketbook’ Bennett J (2006) Teachers Alresford Pocketbooks
‘How to Detect and Manage Dyslexia: A Reference and Resource Manual’ Ott P (1997) Portsmouth Heinemann
‘Dyslexia: A parents' guide to dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties’ Muter V and Likierman H, London Vermilion
‘Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development’ Editors: Reid G, Soler J and Wearmouth J (2002) London Routledge Falmer
‘Teaching Literacy to Learners with Dyslexia: A Multi-sensory Approach’ Kelly K & Phillips S (2011) London Sage
The Dyscalculia Toolkit: Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths Bird R (2007) London Sage