BDA Services for Parents

Diagnostic Assessments

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) are able to offer diagnostic assessments for children. A diagnostic assessment is intended to confirm whether an individual has dyslexia or not. It provides a confirmed diagnosis of dyslexia, as well as a clearer picture of the young person's strengths and weaknesses and their individual cognitive profile.

For more information such as prices, booking form and an information sheet, visit the BDA Assessments page.

Children Will Shine After School Workshops

The BDA runs several after school workshops for children with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) to find out more see our Children will Shine webpage.

The BDA Tutor Directory

View the new BDA Tutor Directory. If there is no-one currently available in your area, please check back in a few days as tutors and assessors are signing up every day.

BDA eLearning and Resources for Parents

The BDA eLearning site ( offers a number of online training courses and free resources that may be of interest to parents. These include, amongst others:

  • Fundamentals of Dyslexia Awareness – an introductory online module exploring what dyslexia is, the processing differences within the brain and how this translates into the unique strengths, difficulties and patterns of behaviour that we see in dyslexic individuals.
  • Fundamentals of Dyslexia Support – following on from the Awareness module, this module identifies some of the more common areas of difficulty and some practical solutions that can be put in place to help support individuals with these.
  • Practical Strategies for Organisational Skills– this shorter, subject-specific modules examines why many dyslexic individuals struggle with personal organisation, and explores a range of practical strategies that can help with developing this skill.

Find a range of free resources and tips on our eLearning Free Resources page.

Local Dyslexia Associations

There are more than 50 Local Dyslexia Associations (LDAs) affiliated to the BDA in England and Wales. To find your nearest local dyslexia association visit the Local Dyslexia Association Directory.