Date
28 September 2022

Organisations, programmes, and resources

Ensure programmes and resources you use are well-researched.

Make community connections

Make community connections

Te Totara Primary School connects with the local library so students can access the library’s ebooks and audiobooks on the school website.

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Source: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Source:
Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

New Zealand information and support providers in the private sector

New Zealand information and support providers in the private sector

The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand has compiled a list of New Zealand private sector organisations that provide information and tools for people with dyslexia.

It is important to recognise whether the information and programmes offered by private organisations are based on well-researched methodology. Where applicable, discuss this with parents and work together to provide continuity of learning for students. You can seek advice from your learning support team including your SENCO, learning support coordinator, RTLB, or RTLit.

Selecting a programme

Selecting a programme

Questions to consider before purchasing a programme.

Is the programme based on well-researched principles? Is the programme:

  • systematic – based on the 44 sounds and spelling rules of the English language and can be taught by different teachers?
  • cumulative – builds on previous learning to ensure a strong foundation?
  • structured – beginning with simple concepts progressing to more complex ones?
  • sequential – meeting children at their current level with an ordered progress?

Does it cover:

  • phonological awareness
  • phonics and decoding
  • fluency
  • vocabulary
  • comprehension.

Ministry of Education resources

Ministry of Education resources

Information and resources for teachers provided by the Ministry of Education.

Website

Dyslexia resource kete

Practical, strengths-based approaches for: identifying students who show signs of dyslexia, planning targeted teaching strategies, and reducing barriers to learning.

Publisher: Literacy Online

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Website

Twice-multi exceptional learners

Information for teachers on the identification of twice multi-exceptional learners. These are students whose giftedness may be harder to detect because of learning, behavioural, or physical disabilities.

Visit website

Website

How to support a child with dyslexia

Read time: 6 min

Support for parents of primary aged children includes: strategies for supporting learning at home, what to expect when starting school, who to talk to, key features of a successful learning programme.

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Useful resources

Useful resources

Information for parents.

Dyslexia Breaking down the barriers

Dyslexia: Breaking down the barriers

Read time: 6 min

A booklet for parents providing information on how to help their child at home and where they can access support.

Download PDF

Website

Advice for parents

A resource containing information and advice for parents with dyslexic children or children who don’t seem to be making the same progress as other children at school.

Publisher: Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Visit website

Website

4D Family

Advice and practical tips for parents with children who don’t seem to be making the same progress as other children at school.

Publisher: Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Identify student needs and how to provide support”:

Return to the guide “Dyslexia and learning”

Guide to Index of the guide: Dyslexia and learning

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