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Information and Support - Specific to SpLD

Many of the organisations listed in this section have affiliations with CReSTeD but not all, they all offer support and advice in the area of Specific Learning Difficulties.

British Dyslexia Association

The voice of dyslexic people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. One of the world's leading dyslexia organisation.

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk; telephone BDA National Helpline: 0845 251 9002

Dyslexia Action

Provides teacher training courses which specialise in dyslexia. Also provides workplace consultation service to address the implications of dyslexia at work.

www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk; telephone: 01784 222300

Dyslexia Assist

In summary Dyslexia Assist is a newly formed small charity set up by a group of parents who have struggled with supporting their children throughout their education. Our main aim is to share advice and learning tips in an informal and accessible way and invite others to work with us to build a relevant and useful resource for both parents and children. We have no shop, affiliation or request for donations.

http://dyslexia-assist.org.uk

Dyslexia Research Trust

An Oxford University based charity investigating new and effective approaches to reading problems. Their focus is on visual and auditory difficulties and how diet and nutrition affects behaviour. They support clinics for research and treatment, providing unbiased information about dyslexia.

www.dyslexic.org.uk; telephone: 0118 958 5950

Dyslexia-SpLD Trust

The Dyslexia-SpLD-Trust, or the Trust, is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector. It acts as the important communication channel between government, leading dyslexia organisations, parents, schools, colleges, teachers and the sector.

www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk; telephone: 01344 381564

Dyslexia Scotland

Support people affected by dyslexia, and campaign on their behalf, in many different ways. Whether through their national helpline, branch network or online in the Members' area, raising awareness and campaigning for change.

www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk; telephone: National Helpline 0844 800 84 84

Dyslexia Scotwest

Dyslexia Scotwest is the main dyslexia organisation in the West of Scotland. We are an established and well-respected Charity with over 26 years experience and knowledge.

www.dyslexiasw.com; telephone: 0141 357 5700

Dyslexia A2Z

A website dedicated to raising awareness of specific learning difficulties. It is operated by Maria Chivers who is an international author on Dyslexia. Providing information on: Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyspraxia; ADHD; Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD); Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD); Speech and Language Therapy; Giftedness and Left-Handers.

www.dyslexiaa2z.com; email: enquiries@dyslexiaa2z.com

Dyspraxia Foundation

A UK charity that exists to help people to understand and cope with dyspraxia. They are a resource for parents, for teenagers and adults who have the condition, and for professionals who help all of them.
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk; telephone: Helpline: 01462 454 986 (10 am - 1 pm) Mon - Fri

Dyslexia Teaching Centre - Kensington

A busy teaching and assessment centre in the heart of London. It provides highly qualified, specialist support for children and adults of all ages, enabling individuals to acquire the skills needed for success in education, the workplace and everyday life. The centre also provides bursaries for those who need help but are unable to fund assessment or tuition themselves.

  1. Full and careful assessment leads to the development of multi-sensory teaching support programmes, specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

  2. The Centre also employs a further range of therapies for all ages such as The Listening Sound Therapy; Neuro – Linguistic Programming; Brain Gym & Perceptual Awareness Training; Touch Typing and Computer Skills training.

  3. We work with a number of different groups of people, including children, students, adults, parents and teachers / lecturers.

Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADD and much more

www.dyslexiateachingcentre.co.uk; telephone: 020 7361 4790

Emerson House

Emerson House was set up in 1991 by Jane Emerson and the late Dorian Yeo as a centre for primary-age children aged 5-11 who need extra help with literacy and numeracy.

  1. Dyslexia - The centre specialises in teaching children not only to read and spell well, but also to enjoy reading as well as understanding what they read.

  2. Dyspraxia - At Emerson House, children are helped to achieve joined-up writing whenever possible.

  3. Dyscalulia - At Emerson House we teach maths in a very structured way, teaching all aspects of maths (with a primary focus on number-work) in a reasoning-based way.

www.emersonhouse.co.uk; telephone: 020 8741 4554

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Provides services for individuals with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. Specialist teacher training for teaching young people with dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, speech and language.

www.helenarkelldyslexiacentre.org; telephone: 01252 792 400

Indigo Dyslexia Centre

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty, not a learning impossibility. At Indigo we understand this, and can help you fill the gaps in your skills. All ages are welcome.

  1. English tutor can help you with: reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence construction etc.

  2. Study skills tutor can help you with: essay planning, time managment, mind mapping, organisational skills etc.

Locations: Norwich & Poringland

If you are unsure about the type of tutor you need please call for advice: www.4dyslexics.com; telephone: 0845 347 9322

Mary Mountstephen MA (SEN) Associate Member of British Dyslexia Association

Areas Covered: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Delay, complex profiles.

  1. Age range: 5 years old upwards.

  2. Services: 1:1 assessments for students, with specialist assessments tailored to the specific needs of students with English as an additional language.

  3. Advice and support for parents seeking school placements.

  4. Training for teachers and schools.

Mary is based in the South West of England, but works nationally and internationally.

www.kidscansucceed.com

PATOSS

Helping all those concerned with the teaching and support of individuals with SpLD: dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD and Aspergers syndrome.

With our new website parents, teachers and other professionals can:

  1. Find tutors and assessors on-line

  2. Book conferences and events

  3. Access information about Specific Learning Difficulties

  4. Download free resources

  5. Purchase resources

www.patoss-dyslexia.org

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