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WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that mainly causes problems with reading, writing and spelling.

It’s a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.

Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected.

It’s estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

What are the signs of dyslexia?

Signs of dyslexia usually become apparent when a child starts school and begins to focus more on learning how to read and write.

A person with dyslexia may:

– read and write very slowly
– confuse the order of letters in words
– be confused by letters that look similar and write letters the wrong way round (such as “b” and “d”)
– have poor or inconsistent spelling
understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that’s written down
find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions
struggle with planning and organisation

But people with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving.

HOW CAN SPIKE’S SIGHT WORDS HELP MY CHILD?

Our boards are BRIGHT, CHILD FRIENDLY, ENGAGING AND OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY.

Our tokens are easy to read, in a dyslexic friendly font and contain over 150 words to learn. It is worth mentioning that each token is repeated twice meaning the child can come across the word twice in a game – maximising their chances of remembering the word.

We have tested our boards out in various special needs schools across the country and have had raving reviews from the TEACHERS and SENCO’S.

We have a wide following world wide within the dyslexia social media community, providing advice and guidance to people.

 

The main feedback we got from the children and SENCO’S  were:

“The board designs were interesting and engaged the children”

“Illustrations were bright, colourful and provided good talking points”

“The games do not take long to play – ideal for those with a short attention span”

“The words on the tokens were clear and easy to read”

In time, Spike hopes to help the SEN community across the world with our amazing, dyslexic friendly board games. It is with hope that ALL children learn to read and that our board games provide access to reading for those children who are of high intelligence but simply learn differently.

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