What is Dyslexia?

Definition

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 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.

Diagnosis

If you are a parent/carer and suspect your child may have dyslexia, the first step is to speak to a teacher or the SENCO (special needs coordinator) at your child’s school.  Alternatively, you can request a private assessment from an educational psychologist.
A full and accurate diagnosis of adults can only be achieved by a psychologist. Contact the British Psychological Society for recommendations of independent Educational Psychologists specialising in specific learning difficulties.

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Adult Dyslexia Group

Adult Dyslexia Group is a self-help group who share experiences and learn from each other. They meet monthly at St. James’s church, Piccadilly.

Upcoming meetings:

Monday, 10th April 2017 (6.30pm – 9pm) at ST JAMES’S CHURCH
197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL

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The Autism Hub

Are you living in the London Borough of Havering?Do you or a family member suffer with Autism? The Autism Hub run by the Sycamore Trust helps bring people together through family support, parent support groups, family activities youth clubs, befriending projects, etc. For more information visit their website or call them on 01708 749 816.

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