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Use of coloured paper

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LIZS Thu 22-Sep-11 17:10:16

This week ds (13, dyspraxic but with some dyslexic tendencies) had to learn some vocab for homework (never his strong point) It was printed on bright blue paper. He failed the test as it just wouldn't stick in his head. I got him to rewrite it all on white which he seemed to find much less difficult to assimilate and he got full marks in a re-test. Are there certain colours of paper which are best avoided and others better ? If so how would we determine which and approach the school accordingly ?

sayithowitis Fri 23-Sep-11 17:29:35

We have several dyslexic children in school. Some write on coloured paper, some have coloured overlays and others have coloured spectacles. All different colours. spectacles are determined by an optician, overlay colours are decided by giving the child a selection of colours to see which they say makes it easier. Coloured paper is selected based on whichever overlay colour is chosen.

Many dyslexic children find it far easier to read and write on coloured paper, rather than white. On our whiteboards, we do not use black pens, instead, we use colours as again, dyslexic children tend to find it easier to read a colour on a white background.

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