Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dyslexia Information and Facts

Dyslexia is a reading disability, sometimes called word blindness and mainly affects reading and spelling. A person diagnosed with dyslexia would medically have the condition of being a dyslexic. The websites listed in this section of the ABLEize disability directory are designed to offer you information, support contacts and details of local groups and social activities for people with dyslexia as well as offering educational resources for teachers as well as parents with children with dyslexia.

The affects of having dyslexia vary from person to person and although it is a lifetime condition it in no way means that having dyslexia makes a person less intelligent,  it can however make learning difficult it not addressed for or catered for properly especially in school.  Conditions such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia and attention deficit can appear similar to dyslexia to many people.

Famous people with dyslexia include Richard Branson, Tom Cruise, Walt Disney and Leonardo da Vinci and the genius himself Albert Einstein.

Please browse through the sites below and click the title of any of the sites to enter their individual dyslexia resource for more information, online tests, local groups and contact details.

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Based in Plymouth, Devon. Offers dyslexia screening, advice and assessments. Site explains dyslexia and how to get assessed.

A site dedicated to encouraging the artistic qualities of children with dyslexia to discover their potential within the arts.

Offers dyslexia information for adults and children with a check list test to identfy if you are dyslexic.

Organises monthly meetings and social events plus offers a broad range of online information about dyslexia.

Offers a variety of information and facts concerning dyslexia. Includes online tests, related links and shopping.

Highlights regular meetings offering support and tuition as well as online news with an overview of dyslexia including frequently asked questions and useful resources. Includes contact details for support and information.

A disabled and wheelchair accessible fresh water lake in Wichenford, Worcester. Site offers images and details of car access right up to the solid wheelchair accessible swims and how to purchase tickets.

View the support group meeting details, helpline contact and a range of online information.

A national charity and UK leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. Specialists in assessment and tuition, and the largest supplier of teacher training in this field. Services are available from 26 centres around the country.

Helping dyslexic people in the areas of Bexley Bromley Greenwich and Lewisham. Includes future events details and an advice line.

An active group of teachers and parents organising regular meetings to offer information and support in all areas of dyslexia. Site provides newsletters, frequently asked questions and a range of useful related links.

Based within Oxford University providing research services and facilities with donation details and information about their findings.

Providing information, educational resources and details of a national helpline for people with dyslexia in Scotland.

Offers a large archive of information plus helpline contacts and a discussion forum.

Located in Farnham, Surrey providing courses and workshops to assist adults and children with dyslexia as well as providing support and assessments.

Site offers FAQ about dyslexia with details of support, training and includes newsletters and details of local events.

West Yorkshire based charity offering a support helpline, details of meetings and provides a broad range of dyslexia information.

A centre for assessment, support and research of all matters surrounding dyslexia located in Bangor University, Wales. Read publications along with details of students support, news and information about the University courses.

An introduction to dyslexia with video clips, frequently asked questions and a range of useful related website links.

Providing details of local support groups and meetings in Northamptonshire as well as offering a range of online resources and links of interest. Highlights local events and offers a telephone helpline.

Providing support, training and social activities in Oxfordshire including details of weekend tuition services. Site provides a range of online resources, useful links, newsletters and membership details.

Provides a free helpline service and a range of online information, advice and resources.

Somerset based school that s pecialises in the eduactional and social needs of boys and girls aged 8 to 19 affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. Site provides admission details and parents information.

Check the site out for details of meetings and support groups plus a helpline telephone service.

Provides help and support for dyslexics, their carers and families. Offers an explaination of dyslexia with helpine contacts and details of social events and meetings.

The official British body providing dyslexia information and facts, training details and events. Includes details of SEN education.

The BDA is considered the voice of dyslexic people. Their aim is to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society. Site includes an ‘All About Dyslexia’ section, FAQ and news and newsletters.

A trust founded by the Department of Education providing information and resources for schools and parents to assist the educational needs of children with dyslexia. Includes publications and contact details along with events information.