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How can a classroom be made dyslexia-friendly? We look at tips for ensuring your classrooms meet the needs of dyslexic pupils, and guidance on inclusive practice. This article also looks at examples of approaches from two schools.

Tips for making a classroom dyslexia-friendly

The following Tes article sets out 10 steps you can take to improve your support for pupils with dyslexia. You'll need to sign up for a free account to read the article in full. 

10 easy steps to make your classroom dyslexia-friendly, Tes 

Inclusive practice for pupils with dyslexia

The Special Education Support Service (SESS) has a guidance document on inclusive practice for pupils with dyslexia.

In section 3.1 on pages 35-40, it looks at dyslexia-friendly classroom practice. For example, it recommends:

  • Writing alternate lines in different colours on the whiteboard
  • Numbering each line clearly, or having the board lined with numbers at either end
  • Training pupils in the use of mind maps

Making a dyslexia-friendly toolkit

Section 3.3 on pages 52-54 of the document looks at what you could include in a 'dyslexia-friendly toolkit'. Suggested items include:

Coloured paper A magnetic

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