What is Dyslexia?

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a neurological condition which affects from 10-20% of the population.  It is probably genetic, but symptoms can be acquired from brain damage at birth, or due to a stroke.

It is rarely found on its own, but in combination with at least one of these other dys-abilities: –

 Where can we find more information?

The British Dyslexia Association  has a wealth of information and sources of resources.  For information on using ICT with dyslexic people, look at the BDA New Technologies Committee’s website www.bdatech.org

iANSYST    is a company that provides technical support and reviews of a range of equipment and software.

Adult Dyslexia Organisation  provides information on getting help with literacy and numeracy skills and coping with dyslexia in the workplace.

PATOSS   is the teachers’ organisation for those working with dyslexics; also has a teaching qualification.

Dyslexia Action provides assessment and specialist teaching . Our nearest centres are in  Darlington, Harrogate and  Leeds.  In May they have published a webinair session on Dyslexia and Maths. There were some technical display problems, but it is worth persevering if you have an interest in this area

North Yorkshire CC has a new concise but friendly guide for parents: Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Mainstream Schools.  Click for  SEN leaflet 

There are two helpful guides for families with  primary or secondary children http://www.parentchampions.org.uk/resources/understanding-dyslexia-booklet/

Other dyslexia related organisations in North Yorkshire

It is not within the remit of Dyslexia Network  Plus to endorse these organisations, but suggest they may be useful for further information/support :

Dyslexia Action Darlington  :69 Woodland Road, Darlington, DL3 7BQ darlington@dyslexiaaction.org.uk  01325 283580

Dyslexia Action Harrogate : Ashbourne House, 1st Floor 2 South Park Road, Harrogate, HG1 5QU  harrogate@dyslexiaaction.org.uk 01423 522111

Dyslexia Action Hull : 60 Russell Street, Kingston upon Hull, HU2 9AB hull@dyslexiaaction.org.uk  01482 329416

Dyslexia Action Leeds : 188A Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9DX leeds@dyslexiaaction.org.uk 0113 242 9626
Dyslexia Action  York : Unit 1, Forest Business Park, Fulford, York, YO19 4RH york@dyslexiaaction.org.uk 01904 634588

Literate Ltd  (Skipton) http://literate-ltd.com/about.html

Ryedale I.D.L. Dyslexia Centre   (Malton)Unit 6, The Maltings, 7 Castlegate, Malton, YO17 7DP, North Yorkshire            Tel: 01653 699001

York IDL Dyslexia Centre  3, Grange St, York, YO10 4BH, North Yorkshire  Tel: 01904 652530


For help and information ring 0845 22 60 240


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