Help for parents

Learning resources and home learning

BBC Bitesize

Arts Award (a nationally recognised certificate for taking part in creative arts activities)

Free resources from Barrington Stoke including a free home learning pack to help children with dyslexia

‘Maths on toast’ learning activities

National Numeracy free family maths activities

Online learning resources from the Times Educational Supplement

OpenLearn Family Friendly Hub

Twinkl Curriculum for Excellence resources

Online learning programme supporting children with dyslexia

Finding a specialist school

For many children mainstream schooling will meet their needs. However, for those with more complex needs a mainstream placement may not be right, or not right just yet.

Ideally, in discussion with your current school, consider whether your child is learning in an
environment where their needs are fully supported.

The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils maintains a register of schools and learning centres which meet their criteria for the teaching of pupils with specific learning difficulties

Choosing a SEN school from disability charity Scope UK

Which School? for Special Needs

(IPSEA) Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

SOS!SEN, the Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs

Good Schools Guide

Optical support

Eye Expert – behavioural optometrists and visual stress specialists. Mr Kalooji’s website offers useful information on visual processing. He visits Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity regularly offering assessments.

Owen Leigh Optometry – dedicated to optometric vision therapy for dyslexia and the associated vision difficulties.

The Eye Academy Opticians – focuses on the actual optical ability of children to observe information. Assessment and programmes of vision therapy which may include eye exercises, glasses and coloured overlays are provided for those with SpLDs.

Dyslexia Research Trust – John Stein Visual Clinic – Stein is recognised as a world expert in this field and is regularly called upon to give his expertise and advice to academics, teachers, parents and the media.

Institute of Optometry