09 February 2021
New decodable series
The new Tam and Pat decodable series developed by the team at DSF and Little Learners Love Literacy is now available through the DSF online bookshop.
03 November 2020
New Resource: Bridge the Gap
Phonemic awareness instruction for older learners is meant to be short so a Bridge the Gap lesson is 5-7 minutes in length allowing time for an intervention to also include instruction in phonics and provide an opportunity for students to apply the f ...
18 September 2020
Book Shop Open Day
Book Shop Open Day October 2020
06 August 2020
Primary Reading Pledge
This important initiative aims to reduce to near zero the number of children who finish primary school unable to read.
05 August 2020
LiteracyHub Phonics Check Released
DSF strongly supports evidence informed practice in the teaching of literacy.
13 November 2018
Seeking a new deal on dyslexia
A nation as self-confident as Australia doesn't expect to receive lessons in advanced education practices from such humble places as Irvinestown a small village two hours west of Belfast in Northern Ireland.
10 November 2018
My Dyslexic Journey
My Dyslexic Journey provides insight into the challenges of Dyslexia.
19 September 2017
Assistive Technology - Dictation and Screen Readers
Using voice-to-text and screen-readers to support reading and spelling.
19 September 2017
Using Microsoft Learning Tools
How to use Microsofts new suite of learning tools to support students with specific learning disorders
10 December 2016
The Role of Vision in Reading
Historically it was widely believed that reading difficulties were the direct result of defects in the visual system. We now know that these theories are largely untrue.
30 August 2016
Factors that Contribute to Successful Reading Comprehension
A compelling model of reading acquisition is that encapsulated in the Simple View of Reading (Gough and Tunmer 1986).
18 August 2016
Should we use a special font for children with reading difficulties?
Over the past few months there has been renewed media interest in a unique font called Dyslexie that the promoters claim will improve the readability of text for both children and adults with dyslexia.
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