MOTIf: Macquaire Online Test Interface
An online platform for the administration and scoring of cognitive tests including letter identification (LIDT), letter sounds (LeST), letter position, (LetPos), word reading (CC2), non word reading (DiRT), word recognition (TOC), word reading efficiency (TOWRE), diagnostic spelling for sounds (DiSTs), diagnostic spelling for irregular words (DiSTi), diagnostic spelling for nonwords (DiSTn), reading comprehension (TERC) can be found here.
The Classroom Handbook
The Classroom Handbook has been created to assist teachers with a range of easy to integrate, cost effective ideas to improve the learning outcomes of students with Dyslexia. Click here to view the file.
Audio Presentation by Dr Kerry Hempenstall
Below is an audio presentation from Dr Kerry Hempenstall entitled “Running Records and why they are out of date”.
This was recorded in March 2016 specifically for Dyslexia SA to use.
Five from Five
Children need explicit instruction in the five essential components of reading in every classroom, every day. This should begin in the foundation year of school, when most children turn five years old.
The Louden Report
Whole Language High Jinks
Whole Language High Jinks by Louisa Moats. A great resource for Educators.
Typeface Designed For Dyslexics
Dutch designer Christian Boer has created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for dyslexics like himself. Click here.
Adelaide’s own literacy specialist, Dr Bartek Rajkowski – Speech Pathologist, has developed the Reading Doctor® computer software and tablet apps to make it easier for anyone to teach students to read and spell. These teaching tools are designed to teach students using synthetic phonics – the most effective way of teaching kids to read according to scientific research. The apps strengthen skills that reading scientists have identified as crucial for literacy learning; skills such as phonemic awareness, letter-sound knowledge, blending, segmentation, decoding and sight word recognition. Reading Doctor® apps include presets for popular synthetic phonics programs such as Jolly Phonics and Multilit and are fully customisable, you can create your own activities to match your teaching sequence, regardless of which phonics program you use!
The Spelfabet materials are designed by Australian Speech Pathologist, Alison Clarke, for non-experts to use to teach struggling spellers/readers, including students with speech-language and cognitive difficulties, to sound out words. They’re carefully-sequenced, easy-to-use, affordable, downloadable, reproducible and should be used with decodable readers.
Teaching Reading Is Rocket Science – Louisa Moats
Classroom Guide To Dyslexia – Primary
Letters and Sounds
Activities to promote speaking and listening skills to develop skills in decoding and encoding – using explicit and systematic instruction in phonological awareness, blending and segmenting and phoneme-grapheme correspondences.
Educational Implications for Dyslexia Disability
A Classroom Guide to Maths
Tips on Teaching Music
Neil MacKay Video
To watch Neil MacKay discussing Dyslexia Awareness you can click here to be taken to the Dyslexia Action South Australia – YouTube site.
Classroom Mind Map
or Click here to download the Classroom Mind Map as a .pdf file
Dyslexia Strengths and Weaknesses