Children, young people & families

If you can't learn to read, you can't read to learn.

Two or three children in every classroom struggle to learn to read and write. Many will progress well with good phonics (sound-based) teaching but for those with more severe needs it is essential that they have access to specialist teaching. Currently, many of these children do not get the help they need due to a lack of trained specialist staff and their difficulties can go unnoticed or unexplained.

Without the correct identification and support, dyslexia can be a barrier to learning and can lead to failure at school, exclusion or anti-social behaviour. For many children who struggle to learn, their behaviour and confidence can be badly affected.