Teacher Guides

The guides are intended to help teachers make reasonable adjustments to their delivery of the curriculum and remove barriers to learning that are often experienced by dyslexic learners.

The series of booklets

  • Is an authoritative resource to help teachers meet the additional learning needs of dyslexic learners as described in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0 to 25, the 2012 benchmarking report Current Literacy and Dyslexia Provision in Wales and the Scottish Government’s Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice (2010)
  • Provides subject teachers with advice and suggests strategies to enable them to make reasonable adjustments to classroom practice that help to minimise barriers to learning that dyslexic learners might experience in the secondary curriculum and provide appropriate support for individuals
  • Offers guidance for curriculum leaders and Support for Learning teams on the identification and support of dyslexia in the secondary curriculum and on advising subject colleagues
  • Addresses secondary teachers’ professional learning needs arising from national, local and school initiatives
  • Is packed with practical information and tips for subject teachers on how to give dyslexic learners the best chance of academic success

“I truly hope that all teachers will embrace this publication. If they can put into practice the guidance offered it will make a fundamental difference to the way dyslexic children are taught in school today.”

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, President of Dyslexia Scotland

These guides focus on supporting learners and helping them overcome barriers to learning.  They:

  • contain information that will be directly relevant and directly impact on the practice of every teacher in every secondary school in the country
  • do more than provide information on dyslexia; they are a staff development resource and one that can enlighten and educate all teachers in secondary schools.”

Dr. Gavin Reid  www.drgavinreid.com

“The Supporting Dyslexic Learners series of booklets is an extremely useful and practical resource for teachers. The content is produced by a professional who is highly experienced in the area.  It is the up-to-date knowledge of legislation and best practice, combined with a hands-on approach to what works in the classroom, that makes this so valuable.  Teachers will find advice that is relevant to their subject area, and that takes account of the wider educational and administrative context.  The series is available in e-book and hard copy formats.”

Dr Jennie Guise, Chartered Psychologist,
DysGuise Ltd http://www.dysguise.com