Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which causes people to experience problems with processing certain types of information. This most commonly affects reading and writing and may lead to inconsistent spelling or getting letters muddled up or the wrong way around.
Dyslexia is a cluster of symptoms rather than a single set condition, which individuals may experience to a greater or lesser extent. It can also have an impact on other areas such as map reading, planning and organisation and short term memory.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.
Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers which can lead to a diverse range of difficulties with mathematics.
The support that is needed is very much dependent on each individual, because the condition can range from mild to severe with everything in between. Having Dyslexia has no affect on individuals’ intelligence levels.
Dyslexia causes day to day problems and challenges but these can be managed with the right support – that is where organisations like Dyslexia Care Foundation come in. We are committed to helping people as much as we can.
These days we are more likely to embrace the differences between human beings and to understand that being different can by positive. People who experience dyslexia often have other strengths such as reasoning capabilities and visual, artistic and creative flare.
At Dyslexia Care Foundation we are here to provide practical advice, support and guidance but also to celebrate the way that people who have dyslexia are able to lead full lives and to fully contribute and excel in those areas that are right for them.
Dyslexia is most often spotted and diagnosed in children at school. If a school or parent believes that a child may have dyslexia they will refer him or her to a specialist who will assess and screen them for the condition, after which the right support can be put in place if appropriate.
Dyslexia Care Foundation was set up by a team which has experience of living with Dyslexia and we wanted to create an organisation where people can get guidance and advice from a single source.
We can help with the following:
If you or your child is being assessed for Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD or Dyscalculia, we can help with advice about the process, what to expect and what the outcome may be. We understand that this can be a very difficult and stressful time so we are here to help.
We offer our own programme to screen for Dyslexia. Please contact us for further information on this service.
Please check our website regularly for the latest news, research and updates on Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD or Dyscalculia.
Training courses and educational resources
We are developing a range of supportive educational resources and training courses to benefit people who have dyslexia and to support their self development
We are a not for profit organisation which is entirely dedicated to providing help and practical support to anyone who experiences dyslexia or who has been affected by it.
We support children to help them achieve at school and lobby to ensure that employers understand and make the right adjustments for their employees who have Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD or Dyscalculia.
If you have any questions about Dyslexia or need help and guidance, please get in touch with us today.