What about Dyslexic readers?

If your child suffers from dyslexia, chances are, they won’t necessarily be naturally inclined to read. We know that they are no less intelligent than their peers, but due to their learning difficulty, their strengths will manifest themselves in different ways.

At Ransom, we believe that these differences should not mean that those with dyslexia don’t have appropriate content produced for them. It should not mean that they not get the support they require. Because of this, we ensure that our books are printed and written in such a way that they are accessible to those with dyslexia.

Examples of this include:

  • Tinted pages to reduce visual stress, which is more common in people with dyslexia and can make words seem to jump or dance on the page

  • A special font that helps prevent people with dyslexia confusing letter shapes

  • Special spacing to help minimise confusing, blurring and switching

  • Thick paper to make sure words and pictures don’t show through from other pages and confuse the eye

  • Special editing to help minimise barriers to comprehension. This process was developed by dyslexia and speech and language experts in response to research and feedback from thousands of readers on hundreds of Barrington Stoke (dyslexic specialist publishers) manuscripts over the years.

As well as these features, our high-low reading titles mean that older readers can have age appropriate content that still adheres to their reading level, whatever that may be. These titles are unpatronising, visually appealing, and tackle topics that are of interest to these older age groups.

Specific Ransom titles that are great for dyslexic readers include: