Websites and Books
The British Dyslexia website offers a wealth of advice, guidance and services for both parents and students.
Helen Arkell is a dyslexia charity. The ‘About Dyslexia’ page offers excellent information and guidance for learners of all ages.
The NHS website provides a factual overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and management of dyslexia.
Sandra Hargreaves, Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia (2nd edition)
This book is designed for University students although it can equally be useful for A Level study. The book contains advice and practical tools on all areas of study skills and has a specific chapter on writing your dissertation.
Monica Gribben, The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia
The Study Skills Toolkit for Students with Dyslexia includes checklists and templates to help students manage their time. It offers practical advice and book is easy to navigate and includes chapters on planning your assignment, managing your own well-being and understanding your essay question.
Janet Godwin, Studying with Dyslexia – Pocket Study Skills
This handy little book offers concise and easily accessible guidance and has great visual examples to support study.
GCP, Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar for GCSE Workbook
This is GCSE level workbook and is full of activities for students to practice their spelling, punctuation and grammar. The workbook is suitable for current GCSE students and includes the new grade 9-1 courses. The answers are in the back of the book.
Stella Cottrell, The Exam Skills Handbook
This book contains practical advice and guidance around every aspect of exams, including understanding and interpreting the exam questions to how to plan and manage a revision schedule.
Tony Buzan & Harry Buzan, The Mind Map Book (BBC)
This is an excellent book for students of all ages. Tony Buzan explains his unique mind mapping system and demonstrates how it can be applied to all aspects of life learning. It is particularly useful for dyslexic learners as the book includes chapters on creating mind maps for memory, creative thinking and organising other people’s ideas (excellent for taking lecture notes).
Tracy Packiam Alloway, How Can I Remember All That – Simple Stuff to Improve Your Working Memory
This book is designed to be child-friendly, however it can still be used up to GCSE level. The book provides key tips and strategies which will help students, both a home and school, improve their working memory.
Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth, The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People
This book truly celebrates dyslexia as a learning difference not a learning difficulty. The book is designed for all age groups and contains lots of attractive visual material. As well as encouraging the reader to examine their own experience of dyslexia, the book provides a range of tools and tips to aid the learning process.