Nessy Reading



Nessy has been making fun, educational software for children since 1999. During this time Nessy has gradually developed a reputation for exceptional quality and in recent years has been winner of the prestigious Educational Resources Awards three times in a row.

 Nessy founders Right to left: Pat Jones, dyslexia specialist on the Nessy team, Mike Jones (founder) and  Nokkie Hartman (Vergezicht  representative).

Nessy programs are now used in schools worldwide. The founder of Nessy, Mike Jones, experienced difficulty learning to read and write due to dyslexia. He is passionate about helping children everywhere to enjoy learning. Mike trained as a teacher in the field of specific learning difficulties and for over ten years helped dyslexics of all ages overcome their difficulties. Mike leads the development of all Nessy programs, ensuring they are uniquely qualified to help dyslexic children.

All Nessy programs are designed to help address the specific difficulties caused by dyslexia

but are effective for children of all abilities.

Nessy aims to:

·         Rebuild self confidence

·         Rediscover self esteem

·         Establish a love for learning

Nessy believes that when children laugh,  

then learning becomes more memorable.

The process:

1 )Nessy learning begins with an assessment to identify areas of need.

2) The child sets his/her own learning objectives

3) They watch a strategy rule (using humor to reinforce the memory)

4) Series of games develop core skills in sequence, phoneme blending, word reading, spelling, rhyming, phonological skills, sentence reading, vocabulary & comprehension.

Why does it work so well?

1)      Each game is developed to provide a multi-sensory environment –
children see, hear and do activities.

2)      Getting a question wrong is never punished.

3)      The correct answer is always shown. 


Effective strategies

1)      The Nessy approach to learning has been developed by a team of experienced specialist teachers at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre.

2)      Nessy programs use a combination of strategies and games.

3)      The unique blend of Nessy characters, hunour and rewards engages children in the learning activites.

4)      These strategies have proved to be effective at motivating reluctant readers and re-engaging children with a record of poor attendance.



 pat jones

Pat Jones, founder of the Bristol Dyslexia Centre and dyslexia consultant in the Nessy Team. In 2014 Pat Jones received an OBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from the Queen for her contribution in helping hundreds of people to overcome dyslexia.

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