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What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia affects 10% of the population. It is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It is not related to a person’s general level of intelligence. Dyslexic brains simply work differently. Learn more about Dyslexia on the NHS website.

Helen Arkell

The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre offers dyslexia support and advice to anyone who may need it, whether they think they have dyslexia or care for someone who may have dyslexia. They support children and adults alike. Their motto is ‘Believe Achieve Succeed’. It is only when you speak to someone that you will get the support you need.

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. They are a membership organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all. On their website, they have information, resources and training available to help ensure that your child is able to reach their full potential. They also have a list of Local Dyslexia Associations.

Reading Problems and What To Do About Them

David Kinnane is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and Lawyer in Australia. He wrote an ebook for parents, carers and other loved ones who have a family member with reading difficulties. It is intended to highlight matters of interest to parents and/or teachers whose children or students may have reading or literacy issues.

Tools

Nessy

Nessy has been making fun, educational software for children since 1999. They aim to help children who learn differently. Their multisensory products make learning to read, write and spell fun. They have many helpful articles for parents of children with dyslexia on their website. 

At Home With Dyslexia

This celebrated book by Sascha Roos empowers parents by giving them the tools and strategies to deal with dyslexia, making them confident and knowledgeable in the process.

Lexilife

Lexilife finds solutions to ease the daily life of dyslexic people. Their Lexilight lamp offers great relief to readers who have dyslexia. When reading non-dyslexic people have one dominant eye, whilst both eyes are dominant when people with dyslexia read. This means that people with dyslexia simultaneously send 2 different pieces of information to the brain, which disrupts their reading. The Lexilight lamp compensates for this; the letters move less and the jerks are reduced. Or as one user put it succinctly: ‘A lamp that puts the dots on the i’s.’

Achieve Now - Empowering Dyslexics

Caroline Bateman is committed to helping dyslexics achieve their full potential. Achieve Now – Empowering Dyslexics is her Youtube channel that offers free, impartial advice to help stop learning struggles. The channel is structured for ease of use. Join the Achieve Now Facebook Group to connect with like-minded people and to learn more about the services offered.

About Your Donations, Where & How They are usedListen

The Adult Dyslexia Support Group runs the second Monday of each month by Eileen Harwood. It has been running for over 25 years and is here to help support adults who are struggling or coming to terms with dyslexia.ListenEach month there is either a discussion sessions or a speaker.Listen

We are grateful for all donations, as they ensure that Eileen is able to keep the support group running in the future and provide a safe place for Adult Dyslexics to come for support.Listen

WHEN DOES THE SUPPORT GROUP MEET?

The London Adult Dyslexia Support Group is a free support group that meets every 2nd Monday of the month. The group meets 18:30 – 20:45 at St James Church.  You can find further details here.Listen

Who can come to the group?

Anyone is welcome to come to the support group meetings.  However, it is mainly in place for those with Dyslexia, to offer support, guidance and information. Listen

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Technically the support group is free, however we ask members to contribute towards expenses, such as the venue.  We offer a £15 membership for the year, which covers this cost, in addition to other bonuses.ListenFurther details of this membership can be found here.Listen

what happens at these meetings?

The Adult Dyslexia Support Group offers a safe environment for people to engage with other with Dyslexia.ListenThis helps give people an insight into what it is like to live with Dyslexia, how it can affect your day-to-day life, and what some people have done to overcome these challenges.Listen

How Else can i help?

Any donations are always welcome, however attending meetings and becoming part of the community is just as valuable.  In addition spreading awareness of what we do really helps our exposure, and in turn helping us to support individuals with Dyslexia!Listen

Get in Touch. Get Involved.Listen

To find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the information below. Or feel free to attend our next monthly Adult Dyslexia Support Group meeting on the second Monday of the month at the address below:Listen