Dyslexia Awareness Week – 2nd October to 8th October

Next week is Dyslexia Awareness Week, from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October. World Dyslexia Day takes place on Thursday 5th October. The week is a great opportunity to share knowledge and understanding of dyslexia in order to help to create a dyslexia-friendly society.

In support of the event, there is a Dyslexia Awareness Session with Karen Tait, Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies, on Thursday at 9:30am in Priestman Building, Room 202. If you would like to attend, please contact Ruth Brown (ruth.brown@sunderland.ac.uk ) to confirm.

Being able to identify signs of dyslexia in the education environment is beneficial for both the student and the teacher. The British Dyslexia Association has lots of useful and advice on its website, including information about screening tools and downloadable resource packs.

The library has lots of resources about dyslexia. If you would like to learn more, below are some titles you can check out:

Introduction to Dyslexia by Lindsay Peer. Available to borrow from Murray Library at shelfmark 155.4514/P22, and as an ebook.

The Dyslexia-Friendly Teacher’s Toolkit: Strategies for Teaching Students 3-18 by Barbara Pavey. This is available to borrow from St. Peter’s at shelfmark 371.9144/P08

The Dragonfly Games: Extending Support for Key Stage 2 and 3 Dyslexic Pupils, Their Teachers and Support Staff by Sally Raymond. This is available to borrow from St. Peter’s at shelfmark 371.914/R09.

”It takes me half a bottle of whisky to get through one of your assignments’: Exploring one teacher educator’s personal experiences of dyslexia’ by Jonathan Glazzard and Kirsty Dale, in Dyslexia, May2015, Volume 21: Issue 2, pp177-192.

‘E-readers as an alternative to coloured overlays for developmental dyslexia in adolescents’ by Laura Machan and Paul Aleixo, in Psychology of Education Review, Autumn2016, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp.33-38.

Use the library catalogue and Discover to locate further books, ebooks and journal articles on dyslexia.

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