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We support children, young people and adults with literacy and numeracy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties by:

  • offering free advice sessions to help people feel listened to and supported 
  • providing assessments to help diagnose dyslexia and help those affected find the best support available
  • giving specialist tuition in literacy and numeracy to enable people to learn in a way that suits them
  • helping children with free catch-up clubs so they have an easier time in the classroom 
  • training teachers to make sure pupils can fulfil their potential and don't get left behind
  • developing and supplying learning resources based on our research into dyslexia 
  • helping employers support their staff to ensure people don't struggle at work
  • funding over 100 Learning Centres and teaching outposts and developing on-line teaching resources , so there’s always help close by 
  • campaigning and working with government to influence policy and improve the lives of those affected by dyslexia.

Alex's Story

Alexandria achieved higher levels in her SATs tests thanks to one-to-one tutoring with Dyslexia Action. Alex, 11, from Coalpit Heath, is not severely dyslexic but her Mum realised something was wrong when she noticed a difference in her reading ability, compared to her older siblings when they were her age.

Through our project work we aim to offer free support and help to those affected by literacy and numeracy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.