Dyslexia Support Resources for SEN Teachers

2021-04-06

Supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) involves numerous skills and processes, including when assisting those with dyslexia.


Up to one in ten people in the UK have a degree of dyslexia – known as a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) – making it one of the most common special educational needs seen in the classroom.


It can impact an individual’s word reading and spelling, making learning difficult for them, and it’s very likely that a special educational needs (SEN) teacher will come into contact with a pupil that has dyslexia at some stage in their professional career.


However, a wide array of resources exist to help, covering both primary education and giving much needed assistance as pupils progress through their secondary education too.


Here we’ve picked out some of the digital resources that SEN teachers can rely on to help pupils succeed.


Twinkl

From working on verbs and adverbs to tackling sounds and letter pairings with sensory worksheets, Twinkl has plenty of tips and resources for SEN teachers on how best to approach some of the challenges they may face.


Designed to support pupils with SEND, and with resources specifically aimed at those with dyslexia, it can be a go-to resource for teachers needing inspirational tools to enhance their lessons.


There are also several dyslexia intervention packs covering the various key stages in both primary and secondary education, as well as a host of resources designed to help others understand some of the challenges faced by those with dyslexia.


If you need support cards, fact sheets and lesson strategies as an SEN teacher, this is the place to look.


Tes

To best support pupils with dyslexia, it helps to familiarise yourself with some of the situations they may face through the use of help materials.


Tes has several tips for SEN teachers and worksheets to help those struggling with dyslexia to boost their study skills, many of which are available for free, or at a very low cost.


It’s also home to several video resources which detail how best to assist pupils with SEND, a valuable support tool across all levels of education.


British Dyslexia Association

If you require advice on how to identify and assist learners with SEND, the British Dyslexia Association has answers to many of the main questions you may have.


SEN teachers can access details of the relevant legal frameworks which apply under the Equality Act 2010, information on education, health and care plans, as well as details of what reasonable adjustments may need to be made in the classroom.


Dyslexia and Literacy International

Designed to address dyslexia in classroom settings, Dyslexia and Literacy International has an extensive set of ready to use materials, including worksheets, activities and games.


Here SEN teachers can access printable versions of 200 high-frequency phonics words which can be used to enhance letter and sounds teaching, as well as interactive storybooks and texts focused on improving spelling.


The majority of the resources come from people with extensive classroom experience, while there is a distinct focus on providing both pupils and teachers with the tools they need to succeed.


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Stats source: https://www.cache.org.uk/news-media/dyslexia-the-facts