Resources

Spiky Profile

People with dyslexia often have a spiky profile which means that they are particularly good at some skills but not so good at other skills that someone who thinks in more of a linear way would be. Because they often struggle in school and childhood, they will often also not realise their skill sets.

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Dyslexia Skillsets

Here are just some examples:

  • Complex problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • People management
  • Emotional intelligence

Webinar with GroOops

Covid-19 and Dyslexia – Pennie Aston from Grooops explains how to help yourself at this difficult time by setting a routine and practising acceptance, self-care and breathing exercises.

See our latest webinar:
A Dyslexia Aware Perspective
-Managing the emotional fallout of Covid-19

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Dyslexia and Children

Usually tests for dyslexia are performed by educational psychologists or specialist dyslexia teachers so they are trained to perform the tests. If you are a parent, the best thing to do is educate and empower yourself: The gift of dyslexia. Here are some resources that might help:

Free Dyslexia Test for Children

Over 200,000 parents have tested their children for dyslexia with Lexercise’s free screener.

Screening for Dyslexia

Nessy, in collaboration with the Bristol Dyslexia Centre, dyslexia specialists and professionals in the field have created our own online dyslexia screener. Dyslexia Quest screens 6 areas of working and learning ability, creating a detailed report that displays indicators of dyslexia and an assessment of the child’s strengths and weaknesses.

Dyslexia Screening Assessment

This free, secure and confidential screening assessment will give a profile of learning strengths and weaknesses, including a measure of severity of symptoms.

Your answers are confidential. You do not need to provide any personal information to complete this assessment.

The Gift of Dyslexia

It’s so important to empower yourself and understand as much as possible about dyslexia whether for you yourself or your children because you will have strengths and weaknesses and dyslexics can have amazing strengths but often they are not unlocked.

Resources

Grooops Dyslexia Counselling

GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling is a charity that tackles the impact and all the complex emotional issues that Dyslexia may bring – not just for the dyslexic person but for their families, colleagues and peers too. They provide 1-1 counselling, coaching, groupwork, supervision and training addressing dyslexia related issues.

Exceptional Individuals Recruitment

Exceptional Individuals provide job support for neurodivergent people. This includes CV support, free job coaching, online workshops, a neurodiverse jobs board and more. They also help employers become more inclusive, offering neurodiversity workshops, recruitment services, audits, advice, and more!

Genius Within Strategy Profiler

Genius Within has a tool that will generate instant helpful strategies for anyone struggling who needs some instant suggestions on adjustments they could make to ease the pressure.

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