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Further Reading and Websites on Dyslexia and Dyspraxia


The RCA Library has a number of books and videos concerned with dyslexia and dyspraxia. They are all located just inside the mezzanine level, on the left.

Browse the RCA Library catalogue for more details. Library classmarks and titles are listed below.

Books to Explain about Dyslexia to Students

616.8553 HOR
Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr Beve Hornsby

153.9 WES
In The Mind's Eye, Thomas West

374.402 DAV
The Gift of Dyslexia, Ronald Davis

616.8553 DYS
The Dyslexia Handbook, Julia Crisfield

616.8553 MIL
Understanding Dyslexia, T R Miles

741.2 EDW
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards

Self-help Books for Dyslexic Students

The Arts Good Study Guide, Ellie Chamber and Andrew Northedge

A Guide to Learning Independently, L Marshall and F Rowland

Use Your Head, Tony Buzan

Make the Most of your Mind, Tony Buzan

Use Your Memory, Tony Buzan

Self-help Books for Dyspraxic Students

362.196855 COL
Living with Dyspraxia: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia, M. Colley

616.85889 BAL
Developments Coordination Disorder: Hints & Tips for the Activities of Daily Living,  M.F. Ball

362.196855 KIR 
Dyspraxia The Hidden Handicap, Dr A. Kirby

371.916 POR
Developmental Dyspraxia Identification and Intervention: A Manual for Parents and Professionals, M. Portwood


Please have a search through these sites – there is a lot of useful information in them. Where applicable a contact telephone number is also provided. Many of these sites contain exercises with answer keys.


Raises awareness of dyslexia, dyslexia assessments, trains support teachers
0845 2519002

Xtraordinary People
Raises awareness and creates funds to instigate dyslexia training in schools
0844 5617977

Dyslexia Action       
Dyslexia assessment,  teacher training  courses, workplace consultations
01784 222300

British Dyslexics       
Provides services and information for children and parents with dyslexia
01352 716656

The Adult Dyslexia Organisation
Supports dyslexic men and women
020 77377646

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
Offers assessment and tuition for dyslexic children and adults
01252 792400

Arts Dyslexia Trust       
Promotes greater understanding and appreciation of dyslexia and the creative potential of the visually dominant mind
01233 811960

The International Dyslexia Association
Promotes literacy through research education and advocacy

Dyspraxia Foundation
Supports children, families and adults with dyspraxia
01462 454986

Best Resources for Achievement and Intervention re Neurodiversity in Higher Education
Video clips of students' experiences at university

Academic Writing sites
Some good advice for writing academic English, with exercises and model answers. This is comprehensive and useful for those who do not have much experience. It also has work on reading skills; listening skills, and presentations.
A very good, extensive ‘owl’ (on-line writing lab) for structuring essays, paraphrasing, grammar development, writing abstracts, etc. It has very friendly handouts for you to print. Recently updated.
A thorough guide to writing with a view to RCA dissertations; for all students.
An excellent website to teach yourself study skills.

Grammar Development
See also the Purdue site above.

General Reference


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(not always serious)


+44 (0)20 7590 4224
[email protected]

Dyslexia Coordinator: 
Qona Rankin
+44 (0)20 7590 4544
[email protected]