The more you read, the easier it becomes. But for those who struggle with words, reading is not always fun and it's easy to lose heart and stop trying.
That’s why Dyslexia Action has produced the following resources to help adults and children who are reluctant to read, build a love of reading.
Book Guide for reluctant and dyslexic young readers
Our Dive In Book Guide is designed to give you ideas of books that might appeal to dyslexic and reluctant young readers, it also includes some hints and tips for encouraging reading.
The Book Blog
For suggestions regarding the selection of books, our monthly Book Blog highlights a range of titles for all ages. Each blog has a different focus; previous blogs have focussed on books without words, accessible classics and picture books.
Reading hints and tips leaflet
This leaflet for parents of reluctant and struggling readers includes useful hints and tips to help encourage children to read.
Reading starts with listening! That’s how we learn the sounds of the words we need to learn to read. Dyslexic readers often need more help with linking the text to sound. Even when they can read the words, it is often more slowly and with more effort.
Being able to listen to texts, makes it possible for someone with dyslexia to access as much text and as quickly as someone without any reading difficulties. There are two ways you can read with your ears, by using audio books, or text-to-speech software. Find out more.
For some people, reading books in an accessible format can make a real difference, which is why we’ve teamed up with the organisation Bookshare to offer access to books in accessible formats.
For further information on supporting learners with dyslexia and other literacy difficulties contact your nearest Dyslexia Action Learning Centre.
Did you know?
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability to learn to read and spell. It often runs in families and stems from a difficulty in processing the sounds in words.