Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder that affects the correct understanding of texts read; therefore, it is important to detect it at an early age, as well as for students to perform specific exercises both in the classroom and at home. Next, we offer you a selection of different resources to Working With Dyslexia: we have included web pages with activities, games for mobile devices, apps, advice, techniques to apply…

Working With Dyslexia

Games, templates, applications or books are some of the resources that we propose in this list

Working With Dyslexia


The student accompanies an alien to his planet, where he can carry out different activities focused on any educational level and work on reading comprehension, improving fluency reading textbooks or stories in class or at home. In addition, it includes a scientifically validated, evidence-based intervention program.


This web page offers all the necessary information about this disorder: associations, courses, causes, detection methods, intervention … In its ‘resources’ section it offers practical and theoretical examples of spelling, English vocabulary, reading comprehension and even tests evaluation. In them it is possible to document about all the factors to take into account and recommendations to work with the students.


This application exercises the training of the brain through mental challenges, games to think, of ingenuity, didactics and puzzles, among others. In addition, it includes an ADD test that allows an analysis to be carried out to assess the risk of attention disorder and hyperactivity disorder. It also offers the possibility of comparing cognitive status with the rest of the world population.


The blog is dedicated to working with teachers’ attitude towards students with dyslexia, with detection protocols for children from four years of age or websites of interest, among others. It is also possible to consult tools that include learning problems to solve, exercises, online tests, games for children or applied technology. In addition, materials focused on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are accommodated.

The Psycho-goloteca

It is of interest to all those interested in issues related to intervention in special educational needs, learning difficulties and language development, as indicated by its creator, María José de Luis. It also has a section dedicated to dyslexia with articles, tools and tips.

I have dyslexia

The protagonist of this book is Sam, a little boy who has dyslexia. With it, children learn not only what it means to have this specific reading disorder, but also that dyslexia does not have to become an obstacle to achieving their dreams.

Scrabble Dash

Speech therapist Laura Vidal Pastor recommends in this article the Scrabble Dash board game for dyslexic children. In this card game, students must form a series of words, always following the instructions that are indicated. In addition to dyslexia, he explains that this proposal is useful for working on phonological awareness.

Activities to improve the difficulties of a child with dyslexia

Play rhyming, shared reading, the sound of words, or play with modeling clay and sticks while students imitate some letter models. The psycho-pedagogue and Special Education teacher Pilar Torres Vega (in this article on the website The Macaroni Necklace ) shows families some fun activities that will be of interest and help to them.

My trip to Paris, I have pseudowords

Available on the website of Guidance Andújar , Santiago Rodríguez Montes is the author of this story for dyslexic children. After reading, the little ones have to indicate which words are not spelled correctly since, after locating them, they must write them well.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dislexia 

Under the direction of James Redford, this documentary – recognized with several awards – reveals a dyslexic student from a United States high school who is pursuing a dream: to enter one of the best universities in the country, quite a challenge considering who did not learn to read until 4th grade. Furthermore, its director shows the expertise of iconic experts and leaders in their fields and what it meant for them to face dyslexia and its difficulties in learning to read.


It is a scientifically validated support tool for dyslexia that incorporates more than 35,000 language exercises that support 24 cognitive skills: language skills, working memory and executive functions, among others. It gathers more than 6,000 exercises and is available on iOS, Android and Web platforms so that it can be used on both Windows and Mac computers, tablets and smartphones. It is available from 5 years of age. DytectiveU is a video game that adapts each of its activities to students so that they improve their level of reading, writing and comprehension of text in a personalized way. There is a PRO version for professionals.

Templates to do your own activities

Andújar Orientation proposal that brings together in a single space all the files and exercises that this blog has been posting about dyslexia. This material shows activities related to the omission of syllables and their ordering, as well as proposals to work with students completing words with syllables, distinguishing made-up words, finding the missing syllable in each word, words with all their common syllables except one …

Aless II

Visually this interactive game is very striking and is based on the story of Peter Pan. You have a demo to know in depth the proposal and then you only have to complete a short registration process to start using Aless II, especially if it is interesting if you want to treat graphemes and phonemes.

games for kids with dyslexia

This resource can not only be used in the classroom, families can also use it with their children. Suggest up to ten fun activities that will be helpful to dyslexic students.

Dyslexia and Music Therapy

Lorena López López , specialist in music, music therapy and musical dynamics, relates in this article the use of music as a therapeutic purpose and the activities that can be put into practice: echo games, sound and noise discrimination, melodies and songs with different musical forms and styles, games and songs with movement and expression or the realization of prosody, musical tales, poetry, poems, sayings, quarrels, tongue twisters and riddles, among many others.

Dytective for Samsung

Application developed by  Samsung  and  Change Dyslexia  for the early detection of risk of dyslexia through language games . With a simple operation, the child only has to follow the instructions – which are given via audio so that there are no difficulties in reading and writing in case of dyslexia – and in just 15 minutes, the  app  manages to detect, with 90% accuracy, whether there is a risk of this disorder. However, “this cannot be considered a diagnosis as such. For the professional it is one more test ”, specified Luz Rello , systems scientist at the Institute of Human-Computer Interaction of  Carnegie Mellon University  and founder of Change Dyslexia . Aimed at children from 7 years, it is available in Spanish for free for both Android and iOS tablets . In April of this year, Rello presents the video game DytectiveU , a playful and complementary proposal that adapts exercises for each person to reading, writing and understanding texts

Activities to work dyslexia, we distinguish made-up words

In the Andújar Orientation portal you have different materials of interest. One of these is a guide for teachers. But also, it suggests a series of exercises to work on syllabic, phonemic and lexical awareness. As a complement, there are exercises to compensate for spelling, rhymes and word searches, as well as visual discrimination of symbols and graphemes. Activity sheets can be downloaded in PDF format.

Dyslexia, activities and files

This is the name of this post, written by the psychologist and pedagogue Celia Rodríguez for Educapeques . In it, it deals with different issues such as dyslexia and its meaning, advice for teachers and families, the characteristics of dyslexia or “symptoms” that can help its detection. Rodríguez also talks about how to help dyslexic children in their reading process and proposes some cards for students.

Héctor, the passionate reader: how to treat dyslexia

This game is signed by Roger Rey, Daniel Herrero and Fernando Romero, and is made up of a set of games that “stimulate the development of different processes related to reading” as indicated on the page and which for students with dyslexia will result from interest. All they have to do is put themselves in the shoes of this examiner-detective and start playing!

Dyslexia Exercises

It is the name of a blog designed for families with dyslexic children, and it offers tips, exercises and games to put into practice

The Typewriter

The protagonist of this illustrated book is Pol, a boy who has found a machine that does not whistle or buzz, nor emits any flashing lights, nor does it have an ON / OFF button. However, it does letters. And, as Pol discovers, letters can create images. And images can tell stories. This story pays tribute to creativity and illustration as the main communication tools when telling stories, and will make the reader discover that, very often, behind what seems to be a mistake, there is perhaps a great talent hidden.

Reading Magic

This web page was  born as a tool of the optional subject Reading comprehension for the students of 1st of ESO of the IES Tiana, of Tiana, in Barcelona. Students in this subject have to do the reading comprehension exercises in two ways: solving activities (solving puzzles) and developing activities (creating spells). Any visitor can find interactive solved exercises to be done online or ready to print.

Dyslexia Practical Exercises

This app for iOS devices, which costs 3.99 euros, has an exercise area, divided into five blocks that contain between four and eight activities each. In this way, students can train and review daily, and compensate for difficulties in writing and the association between images, concepts and the written word.

Workbook of the Jaén Dyslexia Association

Raúl Álvarez Alejo is the author of this booklet of files that this association offers on its website. These exercises, which can be downloaded and printed, are intended to provide a pleasant and attractive response to the difficulties of literacy and dyslexia that some students have.


Available for iOS devices , this free app aims to improve reading and writing for dyslexic students in a fun way through games. The exercises are designed taking into account the errors of reading and writing typical of dyslexics. It offers more than 2,500 exercises and is divided into five levels: initial, easy, medium, difficult and expert. And the levels have been designed according to the frequency of the words in Spanish, their length, their morphological complexity and their similarity to other words in the language. There is also an English version.

Dyslexia and Family

The Dyslexia and Family Association (Disfam) has this very complete website full of quality information and various resources. To highlight its video library, a section full of television interviews and film excerpts, as well as its document page with all the protocols for early identification as well as those for acting and correcting dyslexia at each school stage, as dyslexia is a Minor problem that is corrected but that as the child grows can become very large, especially with regard to learning difficulties during childhood and adulthood and also due to the emotional consequences that this disorder entails. Araceli Salas, one of the coordinators, has written a story to explain the process called ‘ Hugo has dyslexia ‘.


Santiago Campo, Diego Guerrero and Santiago Ortiz have developed this application interactive to improve reading proficiency. Through its microsite, reading speed is worked on, which can also be used to understand texts and to improve reading word by word. All texts can be modified to adapt them to any need and even to any language. It works like a training program: if an athlete improves through proper physical training, the brain can too. A precise and systematic exercise in reading substantially improves speed, reading comprehension and spelling, and can achieve fast reading marks of over a thousand words per minute, as long as consistency is maintained. The authors recommend three daily sessions of three minutes each. A guide and video tutorials are available.


A Spanish app developed by Encode (Bilbao) in 2014 to facilitate the memorization of vocabulary or correct frequent misspellings. At first, language learning environments were thought about, but there are already people who use it to correct dyslexia. Lixta creates four interactive activities to memorize effortlessly. It is enough to write all the words that are needed, Lixta will group them to work them ten by ten. With the Downloads function, users can access a ‘lixtado’ database with works already prepared by other users. The search menu allows you to filter the lixtados by: source language, target language, type, title or keywords (tags). Before downloading, you can check its content and decide if it is what is needed. It greatly facilitates learning, since you learn by playing through interactive activities. Lixta is available in several languages: Spanish, Basque, Catalan, English, French, German and Italian. Available on Android and also on iOS, it costs 2.99 euros to download.

Junta de Andalucía

The regional Ministry of Education has a special section to deal with issues arising from the various learning difficulties that may appear in some students and for this it offers support to teachers at different levels, especially with downloadable guides. Of the different NEAE (specific needs for educational support), dyslexia is one of the most common, reaching 10% of students. It can also present specificities such as dysgraphia, dysortography or dyscalculia, but with adequate follow-up both at home and at school, it is solved in a high percentage of cases.

Fundación Aprender

This concerted center is an innovative educational project of the Fundación Aprender with a methodology that is valid for all and adequate to address Specific Learning Difficulties (DEAs): dyslexia, dyscalculia and attention deficit, among others, in a way that helps this type of Students to develop fully and avoid school failure. “The purpose is to reach the marked curricular content but by another way. We do not modify the knowledge but the way to get to it ”, they point out, following Decroly’s methodology. For this, it is necessary to awaken and maintain the pleasure to learn for himself in the student, as well as having trained and motivated teachers. “The school should be a place where you want to be and want to stay, and students can go as far as they want, not as far as the system allows it.”

Reader level

It incorporates techniques that allow reading fluency to be worked on (precision and speed). For this, the starting point is to separately use groups of syllables from which to elaborate more complex constructions. As a complement to this link, which is accessed through the portal ladislexia.net , we also found exercises focused on prosody, useful for students to improve their fluency and reading comprehension. On the other hand, in this same portal we have 12 downloadable cards for the first cycle of Primary Education.

Reading and Writing for Dyslexic Children

The indications and comments that teachers (and also families) have at their disposal are based on the synthetic method. As an example, the page includes activities for the learning-strengthening of the letter D, although they can be taken as an example to apply them to the rest of the alphabet. Auditory discrimination of phonemes is worked on, mind games with words that can be true or invented, visual identification of graphemes …

Chips and Materials for Dyslexia

The blog Peek into my world beyond words offers a wide range of files, exercises and materials that its author, Irene Ocaña, has collected through Picasa.

The magic of words

Children listen to the sound of letters, words, and sentences they write on the iPad screen . It collects 215 spelling tests, although it is also possible to integrate those developed by the teacher. It costs 2.69 euros.

The letters and I, a story about dyslexia

Available for iOS and Android operating systems (costs 1.99 euros), this story belongs to the digital publisher specialized in learning difficulties Sandia Publishing. Her illustrations explain what dyslexia is through a girl’s feelings. It also includes guidelines for teachers and parents, as well as audio that makes reading easier for the little ones.

Learning Games for Dyslexics

This link offers teachers and families various games to work on dyslexia . This is the case of ‘Rhyme Time’, with which the students perform rhymes using a list of words or ‘How many sounds?’ with which sounds are isolated in words.

Educational Resources Blog

Combine theory with different practical materials focused on dyslexia ; Katamotz stands out among the proposed activities, a program that allows you to adjust the reading speed and the size and color of the letters.


Free application for iOS and Android mobile phones that, through various games, helps students overcome their difficulties in writing and reading. Dyseggxia is divided into three levels of difficulty (easy, medium and difficult) and each one of them proposes different activities: word separation, insertion of letters in words that must be completed, exercises in which a word is shown with a wrong letter that you have to substitute the correct one among several options …

Reading Techniques for Children with Dyslexia

Especially useful for parents to apply some of the reading techniques used to work on dyslexia. These are: spelled reading, pass-pass-spell (the objective is to train the movement of the eyes from left to right and the recognition of words) and punctuation with image, to understand the texts that are read.

Katamotz Exercises

It is a program that has been created to work with this reading disorder and other reading and writing acquisition difficulties. Katamotz Exercises contains numerous support materials, with activities that use texts, images, voices and sounds. It also uses the game and it is possible to choose the graphemes that are going to be worked as letters and blocked words and inverse.

PTYAL, activities to work on dyslexia

Its contents are divided into three large blocks. The first one focuses on syllabic awareness exercises (to work on syllabic segmentation, omission and substitution of syllables, identify the syllable that is repeated in two different words …); the second in phonemic awareness (dictation of sound, identifying what sound repeats itself, activities of auditory discrimination of sounds …); and the third in lexical consciousness (mentally counting the words of a sentence, separating sentences written into words, omitting a certain word from a sentence …). Complementing activities with rhymes, spelling or visual discrimination of symbols and graphemes are suggested.

The Wall

In the game The wall you have to order the letters that appear on the screen to form words. Thus, it is possible to work on phonological awareness in a playful way.

Aragonese Portal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

This portal of the Government of Aragon offers downloadable activities that aim to work on different aspects of dyslexia. There are three types of exercises: completing words, removing a letter, and adding a letter.