Abilitynet provides advice and free fact sheets on using ICT to help with reading and writing.

About Learning Disabilities
Offers current information and advice on a variety of learning disabilities. It covers areas such as disability rights, education and employment.

Adult Dyslexia
This site provides help and advice, information, contacts and articles about dyslexia in the workplace and at College. It has information on appropriate tools and software and talks about adult assessment.

The Developmental Adult Neuro-DiversityAssociation for adults with Dyspraxia, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome. An organisation founded to better the lives of neuro-diverse people.

Dyslexia A2Z
Information on Specific Learning Difficulties and associated auditory and visual problems.

Dyslexia Action
Information on Specific Learning Difficulties and associated auditory and visual problems.

FAB Research
Food and Behaviour Research provides up to date news and events relating to the impact of our diet on our lives.

Free Legal Advice
Free and independent legal advice on Special Education in England and Wales.

Government DIRECT Site
This site provides legal information including the Disability Discrimination Act.

Guide to Hearing by audiologist, Joan McKechnie
A hearing check should be one of the first points of call when literacy problems are noticed. Conductive hearing loss through glue ear can often be responsible for children not hearing the sounds in words efficiently. Select ‘How to Choose’ from the menu.

Iansyst Ltd
The site of Iansyst Ltd. They compare and sell ICT solutions suitable for dyslexics. They also provide training.

Information on Dyspraxia.
IPSEA http://www.ipsea.org.uk has information on what schools are required to provide (aids and services) to disabled pupils from 1 September 2012

National Handwriting Association
The National Handwriting Association has information and suggested resources to improve handwriting.

Read&Write Gold www.texthelp.com
Providing life-changing software for those with dyslexia through a host of reading, writing, studying and research features. Supporting those in education, the workplace and at home

The Dyslexia Research Trust
The Dyslexia Research Trust has “everything you need to know about dyslexia”, including research on visual problems and the effects of fatty acids.

For information on disability in the workplace.

An independent advice centre for parents, It aims to produce fairness and opportunity in education by empowering parents and carers and promoting good practice.

Xtraordinary People
The XP site set up by Kate Griggs has a simple goal – to blow the lid off the issue of Dyslexia. “We believe that anyone with Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) should be empowered to reach their full potential.”

Love Lane Proofreading

Helping businesses and individuals to communicate professionally and effectively by proofreading their written material. This can include web pages, brochures, leaflets, marketing material, public consultation material, newsletters, business guides, bids/tenders or any other business documents. For more information, please visit my website at www.lovelaneproofreading.co.uk or contact me directly either by email at sarah@lovelaneproofreading.co.uk or by phone on 0774 5008 356.

‘Real Life Learning’

If you have dyslexia you may benefit from our professional services. ‘Real Life Learning’ are a company based in South Cheshire and provide Neurodiversity Strategy Coaching. We can also arrange full diagnostic dyslexia assessments and a range of 1-1 bespoke coaching workshops. If you’d like an initial friendly chat please call Rob Pickersgill on 07794380601 or message us on our Facebook page – @RealLLearning

Dyslexia Resources:

Barrington Stoke
Publishers who provide “accessible, enjoyable and unpatronising short books for children who are dyslexic, struggling to read, or simply reluctant to sit down with a book.”

Calibre provides audio books for all ages with a free postal service. There is no charge and no fines for late returns!

Crossbow Education
Reading rulers, games and multi-sensory activities are available on this site.

Let Me Learn
Educational resources to help children with dyslexia and maths problems including maths board games, visual stress supplies; coloured overlays and reading rulers and specialist phonic books for struggling readers.

Listening Books
An audiobook service which comes in various formats -–MP3, CDs, cassettes and audio books via the internet. It provides educational material from Key Stage 2 to A level.

Microlink pc
They specialise in the supply of computer hardware, software and other specialised equipment to support students with disabilities.

SEN Books
Books and software for Special Educational Needs.

The Gift of Learning
An online shop with the aim of providing fun, affordable learning resources for children with special educational needs.

General Dyslexia Sites

DFES (for SEN code of practice)
Dysphraxia Foundation
British Dyslexia Association
International Dyslexia Association
Dyslexia Institute
Dyslexia Unit, University of Wales, Bangor
World Dyslexia Network Foundation
BBC Learning Zone
About Learning Disabilities
Offers current information

Schools / Tutors:

Crested.org (for free register of schools approved for dyslexia provision)
Patoss-Dyslexia.org (includes register of tutors of special needs)

Specialist Book Sites (for a range of dyslexia books):


For Helpful Strategies:

Useful resources including ‘reading rulers’ to aid reading

Behavioural Optometry for visual difficulties associated with dyslexia:

Visual Dyslexia
Pave Vision
Lucid Research
Learning Grids