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Feed the reading beast

Friday 30 August 2019

Guest Post

Summer break, we are so excited in the first week. We make plans and are full of good intentions, we think, “yes, this is the time to invest, I shall practice marvelous parenting...

Definition of dyslexia

Thursday 29 August 2019


Concept Northern: Workplace Needs Assessor Training Programme

Tuesday 27 August 2019


Last week, I had the pleasure of a little jaunt to Scotland to deliver a Workplace Needs Assessor Training Programme to the team at Concept Northern.

Volunteers needed for study on workplace adjustments for people with dyslexia

Thursday 22 August 2019

Guest Post

Nancy Doyle, Genius Within, is looking for volunteers to take part in a study on workplace adjustments for people with dyslexia.

DSA-QAG announces plans to close at end of the year following change to DSA

Wednesday 21 August 2019


Following recent news from Student Loans Company that it will shortly be running a tendering exercise for the supply of DSAs needs assessments for Student Finance England-funded students...

Dyslexics are discriminated against by the current exam system – it’s time to go digital

Monday 19 August 2019


Over 80,000 of the young people collecting GCSE results on Thursday will be dyslexic...

'Being seen to achieve something' - is this view good enough for our children?

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Guest Post

It was once put to me, that even though our son wasn’t particularly achieving a great deal at school, he was at least ‘being seen to achieve something’...

Dyslexic student fined for being unable to operate self-service ticket machine

Monday 12 August 2019


The BDA were saddened to hear of the experiences of Oliver Edwards last week. Despite his best efforts to buy a ticket and requesting help from staff Oliver, who is severely dyslexic, was unable to operate the self-service ticket machine...