Free resources

We do our best to make sure these links are up to date and comprehensive.  If you have any suggestions of links we should add or change, please let us know.

This page has resources that are fairly general, and also a number of links relating to different learning difficulties.  Specific information on reading, spelling and writing, maths and memory can be found by clicking the links above left.

General

Skills Rocket was developed by a Chartered Occupational Psychologist.  It provides tutorials, support and helpful tips for adults with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia.  Their website is www.skillsrocket.com

My Learning Toolkit is a learning toolbar that can provide quick access to frequently used tools.  For example, you might often want to customise text size or colour, or be able to link to on-line encyclopaedias.  It can be downloaded from Assist IT, which is involved in training for assistive technologies.  Their website is: www.assist-it.org.uk

Doorway Online is a collection of free learning activities originally developed with funding from Scottish Borders Council.  It covers a range of literacy and numeracy skills, and each exercise has range of accessibility and difficulty options http://doorwayonline.org.uk

BBC Skillswise provides online help with adult numeracy and literacy, for tutors and students.  There are printable worksheets and factsheets and online games, videos and quizzes that can be used in class or by students at home: www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

 

Further information on Dyslexia

Dyslexia Scotland:
www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk

The British Dyslexia Association:
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Dyslexia Action:
www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk

Dr Gavin Reid:
www.drgavinreid.com

The Dyslexia Shop:
www.thedyslexiashop.co.uk

Supporting Dyslexic Pupils:
www.supportingdyslexicpupils.org.uk

The Dyslexia Research Trust:
www.dyslexic.org.uk

Indigo Dyslexia Centre:
www.4dyslexics.com

Helen Arkell Centre:
www.arkellcentre.org.uk

The Adult Dyslexia Centre:
www.adult-dyslexia-centre.co.uk

Being Dyslexic:
www.beingdyslexic.co.uk

Dyslexia Teaching Today:
www.dyslexia-teacher.co.uk

Teacher TV (online videos):
www.tes.co.uk/MyPublicProfile.aspx?uc=447531&event=21

 

Further information on dyscalculia

The British Dyslexia Association (also has information on dyscalculia):
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Dyscalculia Support Services:
www.dyscalculia.org

The Dyscalculia Centre:
www.dyscalculia.me.uk

About Dyscalculia:
www.aboutdyscalculia.org

Professor Brian Butterworth:
www.mathematicalbrain.com

 

Further information on dyspraxia

Dyspraxia Scotland:
www.dyspraxiascotland.org.uk

The Dyspraxia Foundation:
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

 

Further information on dysgraphia

Special Education Support Service:
www.sess.ie/categories/specific-learning-disabilities/dysgraphia

 

General sources of advice

Enquire (Scottish Advice Service):
http://enquire.org.uk

Special Needs Information Point:
www.snip-newsletter.co.uk

The Institute of Child Education and Psychology:
www.icepe.co.uk