Useful Resources

There is an overabundance of information on the internet relating to dyslexia/reading and spelling difficulties. This includes much misinformation. Below is a list of helpful websites, apps, Youtube clips, technology and other references:

International Dyslexia Association –
Learning Difficulties Australia –
Five from Five Literacy Project – a NSW Govt website with information for parents and teachers about reading and writing

Prof Stanislas Dehaene ‘’How the brain learns to read’’  –
RALLI or DLD 1-2-3 – short YouTube clips for children and adults explaining language based learning difficulties  –  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
How children learn to acquire visual orthographic images of words for fluent reading  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Dyslexia Support Australia Group – facebook/Australian-Dyslexia-Association


* C-Pen digital highlighter
* Learning tools for OneNote (not available on Apple products) – text-to-speech functionality for Microsoft Word

‘Proust and the Squid – the Story and Science of the Reading Brain’ by Dr Maryanne Wolfe – this is quite technical but fascinating reading HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
‘Language at the Speed of Sight’ by Mark Seidenberg
How the Brain Learns to Read’
by Prof Stanislas Dehaene
‘Looking for Heroes – One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters’ by Aiden Colvin
‘My Dyslexia’ by Nobel Prize winning poet, Philip Schultz

There are many programmes available that purport to cure/fix or help with dyslexia. Many of these are supported by little more than glowing testimonials (really, who would put a bad testimonial on their website!)

‘MUSEC Briefings’ provide a summary of the scientific evidence related to many of these programmes to allow parents to make informed decisions before committing time and money towards programmes with often dubious evidence to support their effectiveness.