The Open Dyslexic Font is brilliant!  It was designed by Abbie Gonzalez, who has dyslexia and is specially adapted to helping some of the difficulties dyslexics experience when reading text – such as letter confusion (e.g. mixing up b/d), words moving around on the page, difficulty isolating one word at a time, trouble staying on a line etc.   You can download it for free at

If your child is on a laptop – this can be set as a default font for all their written work, emails, etc., making it so much easier to read what they have written.

The latest Kindle has it as a font option.  My daughter and son both use it on their kindles, and it has transformed their ability to access the text and enjoy the stories.

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