What is Dyslexia?
The British Dyslexia Association defines it as follows:
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills.
It is likely to be present at birth and to be lifelong in its effects.
It is characterised by difficulties with phonological processing, rapid naming, working memory, processing speed, and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual’s other cognitive abilities.
It tends to be resistant to conventional teaching methods, but its effects can be mitigated by appropriately specific intervention, including the application of information technology and supportive counselling.
Our Association’s aims
- To increase awareness of dyslexia – the more members we have, the louder our voice speaks to the decision makers.
- To keep our members informed of news and events that are run in London.
Is open to parents, teachers and to all interested in dyslexia in the field of education and health care. Members receive 3 copies of the BDA 'Contact' magazine per year and notice of meetings and events. Subscription is currently £15 per year – Renewals and new members please contact the Treasurer:
Tigg Savery, 45 St Dunstans Road, London W6 8RE
The Dyslexia Association of London (DAL) office is at present closed but the London Adult Dyslexia Support Group, which is affiliated to us, operate a volunteer-run helpline. Please call 020 8870 1407