Kara Tointon on the BBC
The British Dyslexia Association is delighted about the positive awareness of dyslexia that the BBC progamme on Kara Tointon, Don't Call Me Stupid, raised. When it was first aired we have had many hundreds of calls and emails from adults seeking help.
Here is some information to help you if you want to find out more.
Most diagnoses of dyslexia for adults have to be privately paid for. There is no Government funding for this. You can get these private assessments, either through Dyslexia Action or from a specialist teacher of adults and we can give you lists of those who are BDA accredited and you can also get a list from Patoss
If you are in work you can request help from your employer and Access to Work for reasonable adjustments to be made. You can find the relevant office for Access to Work
Some courses in Further Education colleges do help people with literacy but these are receiving less funding than before. You can ask your nearest College if they can help you.
Our Local Dyslexia Associations in some areas have adult support groups. You can if there is a dyslexia association near you here.
The BDA aims to raise awareness of the issues dyslexia can have on peoples' lives. Do join in with us by joining the BDA as a member, donating or by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed the documentary you can catch it on iPlayer here.