1 in 5 children have difficulties with reading and writing


Top Tips

 Understanding dyslexia – A Guide for families

This booklet is by parents and children – for parents and children. It’s written by Parent Champion Emma Seymour and her son Elliott (8) who has dyslexia.

Understanding dyslexia

Apprenticeships Factsheet

This factsheet has been written for young people who are currently on an Apprenticeship in England who are taking a Functional Skills qualification in English or Maths or for dyslexic people who did not complete an Apprenticeship because they failed a Key Skills qualification in Communication or Application in the past.

Download the Apprenticeships Factsheet from the Dyslexia SpLD Trust website

Questions About Dyslexia

‘Ideas to help support your child’: A Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre resource

Parents are the best resource for any child. Teachers and other professionals can offer valuable support to a dyslexic child but experience shows that it is help from home that can make a major impact.

Ideas to help you support your child. (PDF format)

Top tip short films

Julianne Miller, specialist teacher and mum gives you her Top Tips on supporting your child with reading, handwriting, spelling, organisation and memory.  These short films contain practical tips aimed at helping children aged 5 to 11 years.

Top tip short films

Springboard for Children

A Parent’s Little Guide to Helping Children Read has ten practical top tips on getting your children into reading, and is introduced by BAFTA award-winning children’s author and illustrator Nicholas Allan. This booklet is essential for every busy mum or dad.


Individual copies are available free to parents upon request. The guide is also currently available in 6 additional languages – Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Polish, Spanish and Turkish.

To place your booklet or translation sheet order, please email info@springboard.org.uk or go to the Springboard for Children website.

Springboard also delivers workshops for parents, in partnership with schools.

Parent Champion Events Fact-sheet

This fact-sheet is a very useful resource for anyone organising a coffee morning or event for other parents. It includes resources and suggested questions to get people talking. ParentChampionScript

“Our Parent Champions play a vital role because they understand the challenges Mums and Dads are facing. We’re not looking for experts. We’re looking for people who care. The dyslexia sector have come together to share expertise and good practice; we have a bank of resources, top tips and materials which can help. Share these with those that need it and you’ve already made a difference.”
Mel Byrne

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