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Fiction for Dyslexic Adults

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by jrawbone1, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. jrawbone1

    jrawbone1 New commenter

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone was aware of any fiction/novels written specifically for dyslexic adults? Hopefully something like Tom Clancy, but in a similar style to the Barrington Stoke books for children/teens?


  2. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    Why would dyslexic adults require specific fiction? Why would anyone write for dyslexics?

    if the mechanics of reading are a problem, try audio books, or large print
  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    The 'dyslexia friendly' layout of the Barrington Stoke books seems to be its increased spacing and a 'special' font which makes me think that kindle reading might be perfect as you can choose the font and spacing yourself.
  4. David_Lear

    David_Lear New commenter

    Hi James - Apologies if I'm belatedly adding to this thread. You're right that most dyslexia-friendly books are aimed at school children. One way to find such books might be to search for "dyslexia-friendly" on Amazon and see if any of the books that come up take your fancy. There seem to be little in the way of contemporary books, but generally classics like A Christmas Carol, Frankenstein, and so on.

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