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The Path to a Dyslexia Diagnosis

The process of a dyslexia diagnosis can sometimes be underestimated or misunderstood. Yet it’s a crucial step to a happier, more fulfilled life. A dyslexia assessment and dyslexia diagnosis will provide clarity and direction. It’s the starting point for solutions that can help those difficulties become less of a struggle, and will be recognised nationally in both school and work.

What happens during a dyslexia assessment?

A dyslexia assessment can be a life changing experience.

In our latest blog, we share more on what to expect during a dyslexia assessment, how long it takes, and the areas tested to conclude a diagnosis.

Halloween and dyslexia

Dyslexia-Friendly Reads for Halloween

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Spooky season is almost here and many of our little ‘ghouls’ look forward to Halloween. Here at Dyslexia First we love Halloween, the dressing up and all those sweets are obviously fun but we also love it for the learning opportunities it presents.

In this blog we have collated our top Halloween themed books for dyslexic learners.

dyslexic back to school

Top tips to prepare your dyslexic child for another successful year at school.

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That’s it, another summer holidays have come to an end. Whilst we might breathe a small sigh of relief and look forward to enjoying a cup of tea before it goes cold, our parental concerns start to shift towards how we can best prepare our children for another successful year at school.

In this blog we’ll take you through some key tips to help prepare your dyslexic child for the return to school.

video games and dyslexia

Dyslexia and Video Games 101

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Love them or hate them, as parents, our children can’t get enough of video games! Whilst regulating their use is important to ensuring a child’s healthy development, during the school holidays there’s always going to be those weather-dependent days where activity options are limited, and video games can help ease the boredom factor. For those drizzly days, video games have become a popular choice for people of all ages.

is dyslexia genetic

Is Dyslexia genetic? A superpower passed down the family tree.

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At Dyslexia First we consider dyslexia a superpower. A superpower that with better awareness and early diagnosis, can unlock huge potential. You see, there’s lots of reasons to be relentlessly positive about dyslexia.

In this blog, we explore a popular area of speculation, whether Dyslexia is genetic. It is time to put your biology hats on as we guide you through the fascinating research behind this area. Don’t worry, we promise to keep the science jargon to a minimum.

dyslexia and creative thinking

Is there a link between Dyslexia and Creative thinking?

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The relationship between dyslexia and creativity has ignited lively discussions, and piques the curiosity of many. While perspectives differ on whether dyslexics are inherently more creative, there is much to celebrate and appreciate.

In this blog post, we delve into the dyslexia-creativity debate, highlighting the vibrant and diverse paths of creative expression that dyslexic individuals contribute to the world. Who doesn’t love a debate?

exam tips for dyslexic students

Exam Season Tips and Support for Dyslexics: How to Prepare and Succeed

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With exam season fast approaching, dyslexic students can often face additional challenges in preparing for and sitting exams.

In this blog post, we’ll provide advice and tips for dyslexic students and also offer guidance on how teachers, parents, and friends can support them during this time. Let’s help empower dyslexic learners and leave them feeling confident walking into exams!