There are other sources of support too, here are just a few from publishers to opticians.... not to forget education psychologists. Choosing an education pyschologist is like choosing a school, find someone you like, ask for recommendations and always ensure they are appropriately qualified to give you the advice you need.
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) was a national charity that provided advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues including exclusion, admissions, special education needs, bullying and attendance. The webiste advice pages are still a useful resource of information.
Ann Arbor Publishers are one of the UK's leading suppliers of Screening, Assessment and remediation resources for children with Specific Learning Difficulties. CReSTeD schools, other independent and LEA schools make use of the wide range of materials offered. Visit the website for catalogue and on-line ordering and details of an accredited Training Course in SpLD.
www.annarbor.co.uk; telephone: 01668 214460
The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists is a network of highly qualified and motivated Optometrists, with a specialist interest in how vision affects human performance.
www.babo.co.uk; telephone: 01256 862547
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Eye care for the whole family. The practice specialises in the assessment and treatment of vision related learning difficulties, attracting clients from over 30 countries. Typically, vision related learning difficulties can be treated through a combination of spectacles and exercises, over a six to twelve month period.
www.keithholland.co.uk; telephone: 01242 233 500
Aim to make parents lives easier by pooling knowledge, advice and support.
The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy by supporting those who struggle with literacy and the people who work with them.