See Dyslexia Differently
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia Awareness Part 1: About Dyslexia
‘Dyslexic? Doing a Doctorate? No way’!: Supervising the PhD journey of the student with dyslexia’

Useful Websites

The following websites offer more information and resources on Dyslexia

British Dyslexia Association

The Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Research Trust (DRT)

Dyslexia Scotland

Academic Articles: Dyslexia and Higher Education

  • Jackman, J, S. (2022) From dyslexia to Doctorate: My Personal Journey. Literacy Practice and Research.
  • Jacobs, L., Parke, A., Ziegler, F., Chris, H., and De Angeli, A. (2022). Learning at school through to university: the educational experiences of students with dyslexia at one UK higher education institution. Disability & Society.
  • Tops, W., Dorien, J., Ceulemans, E., Petry, K., Haug Hilton, N., and Baeyens, D. (2022). Participation problems and effective accommodations in students with dyslexia in higher education. European Journal of Special Needs Education.
  • Dobson Waters, S., Torgerson, C. J. (2021). Dyslexia in higher education; a systematic review of interventions used to promote learning. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
  • Schabmann, A., Eichert, H-C., Schmidt, B, N., Hennes, A-K., and Ramacher-Faasen, N. (2020). Knowledge, awareness of problems, and support: university instructors' perspectives on dyslexia in higher education. European Journal of Special Needs Education.
  • Stoeber, J., and Rountree, M. (2020). Perfectionism, self-stigma, and coping in students with dyslexia: The central role of perfectionistic self-presentation. Dyslexia.
  • Sumner, E., Crane, L., Hill, E. (2019). Examining academic confidence and study support needs for university students with dyslexia and/or developmental coordination disorder. Dyslexia.
  • Dobson, S. (2019). A documentary analysis of the support services offered to adult learners with dyslexia in higher education. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
  • Ryder, D., and Norwich, B. (2019). UK higher education lecturers' perspectives of dyslexia, dyslexic students and related disability provision. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs.
  • Livingston, E, M., Siegel, L., & Ribary U. (2018). Developmental Dyslexia: emotional impact and consequences. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties
  • Crouch, A. T. (2018). Perceptions of the possible impact of dyslexia on nursing and midwifery students and of the coping strategies they develop and/or use to help them cope in clinical practice. Nurse Education in Practice.
  • Stagg, S., Eaton, E., and Sjoblom, A. (2018). Self-efficacy un undergraduate students with dyslexia: a mixed methods investigation. British Journal of Special Education.
  • Wiseheart, R., and Altmann, L. (2018). Spoken sentence production in college students with dyslexia: working memory and vocabulary effects. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders.


Blogs are a great way to understand the real life experiences of being dyslexic. Click on the blog titles below to open them in a new page.

Dyslexia Daily

Studying with Dyslexia

Dyslexia the Gift


Like blogs, Podcasts offer the first person experience, but through an audio file which can be listened to on smartphones or digital music and multimedia players.

Dear Dyslexic

The Truth about Dyslexia

Dyslexia is our Superpower

Dyslexia Explored

The Dyslexia Initiative


  • Eide, B.L and Eide, F.F (2023) The Dyslexic Advantage (Revised and Updated): Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. Plume Books
  • Abbott-Jones, A.T. (2021). Dyslexia in Higher Education: Anxiety and Coping Skills. Cambridge University Press.
  • Shaywitz, S. (2020) Overcoming Dyslexia. Sheldon Press
  • Wolf, M. (2008) Proust and the Squid: The story and Science of the Reading Brain. Icon Books Ltd
  • Farmer, M., Riddick, B. and Sterling, C., (2002). Dyslexia and inclusion: assessment and support in higher education. Taylor & Francis, Inc., Taylor and Francis, Books Customer Services for North America, 10650 Toebben Dr., Independence, KY 41051.