Publisher to release dyslexia friendly books
Children’s authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Julia Donaldson are to be published by Barrington Stoke this year when they release their range of books for readers with dyslexia.
by Louise-Anne Geddes, Mindful Mum, 8th October 2012
Books such as Donaldson’s ’Mr. Birdsnest And The House Next Door’ are to be published just in time for dyslexia awareness week. Barrington Stoke will publish the books on cream paper which helps to reduce glare, a significant factor in ‘visual stress’ which can make words seem to move around on the page for a dyslexic child.
The publishers also use very thick paper, to ensure that words and pictures from other pages do not shine through to confuse the eye. Their editing process has been developed by language and speech therapists in response to extensive research and feedback from thousands of their readers.
Real age of the reader
Barrington Stoke say that ‘most importantly of all, we pitch our stories at the ‘real’ age of the reader and not their reading age. People who experience difficulties with reading can experience low self-esteem and even depression as a result. We believe that no child or adult who struggles with reading should have to read books written for children many years younger than themselves’.
Source: Barrington Stoke, Dyslexia Friendly Books,