What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that can cause problems with spelling, writing and reading. It’s a specific learning difficulty meaning that it can cause problems with certain abilities used for learning. These can include problems with short term memory, sequencing and organisation

what is dyslexia

Services offered by Dyslexia North East:

  • Information, guidance and support about dyslexia and related conditions such as autism, ADHD and dyspraxia is available for anyone who needs support and help.
  • Enquiries can be made by phone, email, facebook, website or individual consultations with trained personnel
    at the Dyslexia NE Office.
  • Sign posting to other Organisations as appropriate.
  • Quarterly Newsletters are produced with news about Events, Activities and Stories that dyslexics themselves want to write about.
  • Dyslexia Screening, Assessment and Learning support are available for children and adults.
    Information packs can be obtained on request from the Dyslexia Office by phone or email.
  • Educational Events, Workshops and Conferences are arranged throughout the year in term time. Expert speakers are invited to help raise awareness about dyslexia and the impact it has on the lives of adults and children.
  • Cogmed Memory and Indirect Dyslexia Learning courses can be arranged on request from Mary Kendall at Dyslexia NE.
  • Parent and Child activities and games plus creative handwriting courses are arranged at RGS Junior School in Jesmond Newcastle from 6-8pm on Wednesdays in term time. Parents Talking Circle and expert speakers are also arranged.
  • Resource Library is available at North Shields Dyslexia NE Office and at RGS Jun School.
  • Drop-In Sessions for Adults are available if requested.
  • Information days can be held in Libraries, Universities and Colleges Shopping malls, Meeting places around the North East.

Services offered by Dyslexia North East:

Can you help with any of these ?

  • Activities with children age 7-11 or 11-14
  • Learning support for adults or children
  • Supporting Adult learners
  • Helping with administrative tasks such as scanning, making resources for the children’s groups
  • Help with Information days and stalls
  • Newsletter articles
  • Helping with Marketing and Publicity

Please contact the Dyslexia NE Office for more information.