Top Literacy Resources and Websites for Children with Dyslexia

Children's Resources

1. Nessy Reading and Spelling Programme (

Child friendly software containing computer games, printable worksheets, and animated rules.

2. Wordshark, Numbershark (

Software containing many motivating computer games. Wordshark follows the Government’s principles for synthetic phonics.

3. Phonic Reading Books (

A great selection of specially written decodable reading books.

4. Barrington Stoke reading books (

A wide variety of stories that are pitched at the ‘real’ age of the reader and not their reading age. Books are written on cream paper.

5. Magnetic Letters and Magnetic Rainbow Arc (

A useful resource for learning phonics.

6. Helen Norrie Magnetic Letter Case (

The original multisensory teaching aid consisting of a case of magnetic letters arranged according to where sounds are made in the mouth (lips, tongue tip, back of tongue)

7. Vowel Sound Directory (

Desktop spelling aid designed as a flipbook to help children with the different ways vowel sounds can be written.

8. Find Your Fish Game (

A versatile and enjoyable system for teaching a wide range of language based activities.

9. Trugs Card Games (

Trugs (teach reading using games) are phonic reading card games which children love.

10. Gamz (

A card game resource for playing with 2 or more players providing competitions and fun with learning.

11. Inspiraption Mind map (

Mind mapping of note taking.

10. Smart Chute (

Card flipper device which is a fun way of developing recall of letter sound correspondence.


11. Numberworks  Ealing 

Maths and English tution -tutor led and computer based 



12. Hynes Optometrists Ealing 

  Visual sensivity advice  for adults and children  (


Adult Resources

1. Cambridge House Resources (

Cambridge House is an independent supplier specialising in books, teaching resources and games, covering Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Asperger Syndrom

2. Load2Learn  Free service provides accessible text books  and images to support dyslexics and others who have difficulties with print.( 

2. Brown and Brown Publishing (

Easy searching and viewing of complete range of adult literacy and numeracy publications.

3. Thats the way I think by David Grant (Thats-way-think-Dyspraxia-explained)

This book helps readers to understand how dyslexics feel and how they develop coping strategies; it will be enlightening for dyslexic people themselves, their parents and teachers/tutors. It contains anecdotes and stories of personal experiences.

4. Steve Chinn | The Trouble with Maths (

Dyslexia and mathematics/dyscalculia guidance, training, CPD and assessment from award winning author, international speaker and trainer.

5 Beating Dyslexia .(

Offers a range of techniques to assist  in overcomiing dyslexia.