Information and Support - Specific to Dyslexia
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
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
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
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
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 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Helping all those concerned with the teaching and support of individuals with SpLD: dyslexic, dyspraxic, ADD and Aspergers syndrome.
With our new website parents, teachers and other professionals can:
Find tutors and assessors on-line
Book conferences and events
Access information about Specific Learning Difficulties
Download free resources
Teaching Centres, other than schools, providing support for dyslexia (SpLD)
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.
Full and careful assessment leads to the development of multi-sensory teaching support programmes, specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
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.
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 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.
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.
Dyspraxia - At Emerson House, children are helped to achieve joined-up writing whenever possible.
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
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.
English tutor can help you with:
reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence construction etc.
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
Laidlaw Hall offers flexible, specialist educational support for pupils experiencing difficulty at school. If your child has a formal diagnosis of dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia, or is simply struggling to keep up with their peers, we can help. Our qualified, experienced staff will carry out diagnostic and if necessary, standardised assessments to establish particular areas of difficulty. All teaching and learning objectives will be agreed only after full consultation with the student, his or her school and parents.
http://www.laidlawhall.co.uk; telephone: 020 8487 9517
Laidlaw Hall is a division of Laidlaw Education, the long-established and highly regarded education consultancy. For over 20 years, we have been providing private tuition, courses, assessments, guidance and knowledge of secondary school admissions, as well as educational support for both children and their parents. We are widely known in South West London schools. We also offer a full curriculum during the school day, and on Saturdays, at our well-resourced and stimulating classrooms in Chiswick.
http://www.laidlaweducation.co.uk; telephone: 020 8487 9517
The McLeod Centre for Learning, in Central London, Pimlico, is for dyslexic, dyscalculic and dyspraxic children. All teachers at McLeod's are Specialist Teachers. Amanda McLeod is highly-skilled with experience in both state and private education.
Children are taught by specialist teachers in small groups, or on an individual basis.
The curriculum is individually tailored and includes English, maths, handwriting, touch-typing, study skills and Occupational Therapy.
Holiday and after-school classes in touch-typing, handwriting and coaching for the 8+, 11+, 13+ and GCSE exams are also available.
www.amandamcleod.org; telephone: 0207 821 5784
Areas Covered: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Delay, complex profiles
Age range: 5 years old upwards
Services: 1:1 assessments for students, with specialist assessments tailored to the specific needs of students with English as an additional language.
Advice and support for parents seeking school placements
Training for teachers and schools.
Mary is based in the South West of England, but works nationally and internationally.
Information and Support- not specific to dyslexia
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.
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
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
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.
Help and Information on finding schools
Offer a free service to parents looking for schools, iSBI lists over 6000 Independent, Special, Boarding and International schools.
www.isbi.com: telephone: +44 (0) 1980 620575
Established in 1873, Gabbitas is one of the UK's leading educational consultancies offering advice and support in all aspects of independent education.
www.gabbitas.co.uk; telephone: +44 (0)20 7734 0161
Provides information and resources to identify the right school for your child.
www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk; telephone: +44 (0)203 286 6824
Laidlaw School Search offers advice and support to relocating families both internationally and from within the U.K. We are also able to offer full time education in purpose built classrooms as an interim or long term solution.
www.laidlawschoolsearch.co.uk; telephone: +44 (0)20 8487 9517
Special Education Legal Advice
Many children will experience difficulties with their education from time to time. Some, such as children with special educational needs, have more serious problems where the correct advice and support is essential. Christopher Davidson's experienced education law team led by Robert Love is dedicated to helping ensure that your child receives the education he or she needs. For more details contact us at email@example.com or view our website.
Education Advocacy [EA] is a fee paying advocacy service with national coverage that helps parents of children with Special Educational Needs obtain appropriate special educational provision, including a place in an appropriate school. EA has many years experience of working with parents whose children have Special Educational Needs [SEN], plus extensive experience of helping parents appeal to the Special Education and Disability Tribunal.
www.educationadvocacy.co.uk; telephone: 0845 644 8226
We have an experienced team dedicated specifically to all aspects of Education law and Special Educational Needs. We advise parents of children with SEN including (amongst others): Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Speech and Language Difficulties, ADD/ADHD.
Contact Imelda Brennan, Katie Emsley or Rukhsana Koser for advice on:
Securing a Statutory Assessment/Obtaining a Statement/Securing amendments to your child's Special Education Needs
Securing Funding for a specialist school placement
A special educational needs legal service for children. Principal Solicitor Melinda Nettleton is a parent of a child with SEN and has a sympathetic and understanding approach to your child's situation. SEN Legal offers legal guidance on assessments, statementing, appeals, tribunals, school placement and exclusions. Affordable fees with payment options available. Leaflet and charges on request.
www.senlegal.co.uk ; telephone: 01284 723952
Information and Support - Other Organisations
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
Assessment, advice and training on a wide range of psychological, learning and educational issues including: Dyslexia, literacy and numeracy difficulties; Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Emotional and behavioural difficulties; Gifted and talented pupils; Special examination arrangements.
www.drdavidbracher.co; telephone: +44 (0)1460 61116
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
Dr Jeremy Monsen is a chartered and registered educational and child psychologist. He runs a private practice, largely based in the Greater London area (although travel to other places, including overseas, is by negotiation), covering the full range of work associated with children, young people, families and schools.
No website, but may be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07850 556886.
Aim to make parents lives easier by pooling knowledge, advice and support.
One to one specialist tuition to aid personal learning for the dyslexic individual. Available at all levels, for all ages and at a time and place conducive to your learning style. Experienced, qualified and recognised tutor also undertakes private dyslexia assessments, as well as Colour Analysis and the use of Coloured Overlays. Contact by email:email@example.com