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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:56 pm 
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My son has come home with a reading book that says dyslexic friendly but not what makes it so, so what makes a book dyslexic friendly?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:36 pm 
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Are the pages another colour rather than white?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:41 pm 
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• The story is of interest to the reader and relevant to his/her age.
• Short sentences and paragraphs - these help to maintain interest
and encourage a feeling of progress.
• Wide margins and plenty of white space - these encourage
a good reading flow and pace.
• Right margins unjustified as it is easier to distinguish between those lines read and those yet to be read.
• Books that have pictures or headings and other signpostings where appropriate as this helps navigation, and to break up text
into manageable chunks.
• Books that are printed on tinted paper - this helps to reduce
the resonance of black text on bright white paper.
• Books that are printed in a clear sans serif font that is kerned so
that the letters are easily distinguishable, and in a clear print size of 11pt - but also not insultingly large for the intended age range.
• Books that are well-structured and easy to follow - simplicity of
information and syntax make it easier to follow the story.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Ive always thought who ever gave Dyslexia and name like that needs a slap :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Wow I did not realise so much went into creating books for dyslexic children. The pages of the book are cream and the paragraphs are separated out more than normal


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:09 pm 
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RobMac wrote:
Ive always thought who ever gave Dyslexia and name like that needs a slap :lol:

See now there's your dyslexia showing - you meant to write clap there, surely?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:05 pm 
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I used to play bass in a dyslexic death metal band. We worshiped Santa.



I'll get my caot.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:07 pm 
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:lol: Ive heard it before but its still funny :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Neil wrote:
RobMac wrote:
Ive always thought who ever gave Dyslexia and name like that needs a slap :lol:

See now there's your dyslexia showing - you meant to write clap there, surely?


Should've gone to Reading Unversity


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:33 pm 
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This seems very strange, a thread mentioning dyslexia, and its not because someone has used it as an excuse for either being unable to spell, or just plain text typing like a charver lol!






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