Specific Learning Differences

10-Point Checklist: Literacy at Secondary School View Resource

An article written by Dianne Murphy, Thinking Reading

Teaching Students with Reading Difficulties View Resource

Video by Travis Grainger. This video outlines the issues surrounding reading difficulties and what evidence-based research suggests as the best strategies for ensuring that students are accommodated.

Oral Language Difficulties View Resource

Video by Simone Franolich. Spoken by Callum Butkus. This video looks at Oral Language Difficulties, Identification and Teaching Strategies to assist students.

Android Apps for Learners with Dyslexia/Reading & Writing Difficulties View Resource

This is not a comprehensive list, but an attempt to identify relevant, useful apps and to categorise them according to some of the difficulties faced by people with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Fact Sheet View Resource

This one-page fact sheet for beginners includes basic information on dyslexia and how to help children with dyslexia.

A Special Font for People with Dyslexia: Does it work, and if so why? View Resource

A Special Font for People with Dyslexia: Does it work, and if so why? Eva Marinus1*, Michelle Mostard2, Eliane Segers2, Teresa M. Schubert1, Alison Madelaine3 and Kevin Wheldall3 1ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 3Macquarie University Special Education Centre, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, Phonemes and Phoenicians View Resource

Why children learning to read and spell English need to be experts in the sounds of speech. Article by Bartek Rajkowski, Ph.D. Speech & Language Pathologist.

Explaining Dyslexia to People you Meet Become a Member
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Salespeople know that there is an art to getting their pitch down to a succinct speech that is short enough to share on an elevator ride with a stranger. People with dyslexia should be armed with the same ability to explain their learning difference quickly and concisely so that friends, family, co-workers, and teachers can better understand their struggles. Here’s a short and sweet breakdown of how to develop your own elevator pitch.

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