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Reading and Writing tools

Reading Rulers

  • The ruler is a text highlighter about 150mm in length. It will fit easily into a pocket or pencil case, or can be kept in the pages of a book as a bookmark
  • It is made of a combination of opaque and transparent plastic that both underlines the text and highlights it

Dyslexic Handwriting

  • Right from the beginning introduce the pupil to the cursive style of writing
  • Aim to help pupils produce a legible style of writing for communication and speed
  • Very often pupils can write well when they can take their time, but when speed is a factor it can quickly become difficult to maintain legibility


  • The most commonly used is the tripod grip
  • For most people it is probably the most efficient
  • Gives good control
  • Least liable to cause pain when writing for a long time
  • The non writing hand should support the paper – not the head!!

Fonts for people with Dyslexia

There are several fonts specially developed for people with dyslexia.  They are designed to increase readability of documents for people with dyslexia.  Once installed you can use it in documents.

OpenDyslexic – open sourced font. It is free to download – just visit their website at: opendyslexic.org/

Dyslexie – is free to download for home use from their website: www.dyslexiefont.com