Dyslexia

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UK sources of information and / or support

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British Dyslexia Association

The national organisation for specific learning difficulties consisting of over 120 Local Dyslexia Associations and Support Groups.

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British Dyslexics

Aims to help children and teenagers to succeed in both compulsory, further and higher education in the belief that getting extra help should not depend on a parents ability to pay for extra tuition. Makes no charges for any of the services or information provided.

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Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action is a national charity and a leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

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Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers free and independent advice on Local Education Authorities' legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs. These include children with physical disabilities, sensory impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, general and specific learning difficulties (including those arising from specific conditions such as Down's Syndrome, autism and dyslexia).

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dysTalk - Helping Your Child Learn Better

The site provides information to parents and teachers on learning and learning difficulties. It's got loads of short 10-min talks from various professionals and experts on dyslexia, dyspraxia, the impact of video games, help with homework and many more. It's also brimming with articles and an active forum for parents.

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Listening Books

A charity that provides a postal audio book library to people throughout the UK who have difficulty holding a book, turning a page or reading in the normal way.

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Mark College

An independent school with boarding facilities for dyslexic boys aged 10-19.

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Hi2u 4 people with hidden impairments.

Website centred around ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia and similar neurological differences along with any other type of hidden impairment. This site is also Browse aloud enabled supporting people with reading difficulties. Designed and built by people with first hand experience of hidden impairments in the UK.

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Dyslexia and Vision

Information from the Eye Care Trust.

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Dyslexia

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Dyslexia

Information from BUPA.



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