Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child dyslexic?

  • If your child shows a number of indications of dyslexia as shown on our list, there is a possibility that he/she is dyslexic.
  • Two common traits are short term memory problems and difficulty with reading, writing and spelling.

What can I do about it?

  • Talk to the teacher about your worries.
  • If the teacher feels there is a problem, ask if your child can be assessed.
  • If the child is dyslexic, the best provision is one-to-one specialist help. You are unlikely to get that. If you can pay for such help yourself, do it. If you can’t consider our Saturday class.
  • If that is not possible either, make sure you read every night with your child, encourage him/her all you can, check eyesight, hearing and make sure there is enough sleep. Being dyslexic is very tiring, because everything takes so much more effort.

What can you expect from school?

  • Schools vary in their understanding of dyslexia, and also in the amount of help they are able to give. Paying specialist teachers is expensive, making it more difficult for small schools.
  • Most schools will try to provide some help, usually in the form of small nurture groups for mainly slow learners. If you have a bright child there may be resistance to being put in such a group.
  • Speak to the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) at school about provision.