See Dyslexia Differently

Dyslexia: Empowering Pupils, Parents and Practitioners


What does the BDA do?

The BDA is the voice of people with dyslexia. We campaign to promote a dyslexia-friendly society, and provide services, and information for dyslexic people and all those who support them.

See dyslexia differently animation

 

Our new animation aims to challenge some of the negative preconceptions about dyslexia. It’s aimed at primary school-aged children but we hope it speaks to everyone.

Please share it with your family and bring it to the attention of your child’s school if they haven’t already seen it. It would be a great assembly/discussion topic.

We have a teacher resource pack to use with the animation (click on the image to download) and watch out for a special schools' edition of the animation, with an introduction from a familiar TV personality, coming soon:

see dyslexia differently teacher resource image 

Do you think your child may be dyslexic?

Find out more about the indicators of dyslexia

Find out more about dyslexia assessments

Need more information?

As well as the BDA website we would like to introduce dyslex.io, our new mobile friendly information portal. You’ll find lots of easily accessible information on issues such as ways to support your dyslexic child and what you should expect from your child’s school or college.

Take a look at the BDA YouTube channel, the new Teaching Points videos are aimed at teachers but can also give tips on how to support your child’s learning at home.

Need advice?

If you would like to talk to someone about an issue related to dyslexia you can email our Helpline: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk.

You can also call the Helpline on: 0333 405 4567, we're open on Tuesday 10am - 1pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 3pm. 

Upcoming events/training

We have a new FREE webinar training package for professionals and parent/carers supporting looked after children.

The BDA is holding a Parents’ and Carers’ Day at the International Conference, Telford on 14th April. There will be great speakers covering topics such as how to advocate for your dyslexic child at school, assistive technology, understanding your legal position and an opportunity to ask questions.

Teachers

The second edition of the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide’ will be available from 1st March from the BDA shop.

With funding from the DfE, the BDA has created a training package for teachers to help recognise and support neurodiversity in the classroom. All the resources are available on our Train the Trainer: Teaching for Neurodiversity pages.

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