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The British Dyslexia Association Helpline is a national service for people with dyslexia and dyscalculia and those who support them. It offers free and confidential information, support and signposting.

You can call us on 0333 405 4567 at the following times to speak with one of our advisors:

Monday 11am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am to 1pm

Wednesday 10am to 3pm
Thursday 1pm to 5pm

Calls to the helpline number are included in mobile minutes and the cost of a ‘local’ call on pay as you go or landline bills.

Other ways to get in touch

It can take us up to 5 working days to reply.

How we can help
Please feel free to contact us with any queries about dyslexia.

We answer enquiries about topics including:

  • Dyslexia, dyscalculia and other areas of neurodiversity
  • Diagnosis
  • Education
  • Getting a job
  • Work
  • Accessibility and reasonable adjustments
  • Learning to drive
  • Reading and other life skills

The Helpline enables dyslexic individuals and those who support them to share their views and experiences, which the BDA can draw on to take issues forward to influence policy and drive change.


“Many thanks for all the useful information. You’ve given me some really useful things to think about and to take forwards”

“I spoke to a volunteer on the Helpline yesterday and he gave me really helpful advice about ways of supporting my child with reading.”

“Wow thank you so much for this response. Moving forward it will be really helpful.”

Ask Us
Welcome to our new advice section.
Here we will feature the answers to questions asked to the BDA.

Quick links to BDA guidance

General information on dyslexia

The BDA Assessments services - including information about applying and the enquiry form

Guidance about school and education for children

Information about dyslexia at work and other topics for adults

For guidance about assistive technology you can email our Technology Committee:

For all enquiries about training, contact the team using or click here

Queries about AMBDA, APC or other Professional Accreditations:

What next...?

  • Give us feedback
    Tell us what you thought about our service in a short survey - your feedback helps us to improve and fund our Helpline.
  • Join us
    Become a member of the BDA. Join online today to connect with the community of members and have your say on issues that matter.
  • Support us
    Our helpline relies on funding to offer reliable support to people when they need it. Find out all the ways you can support us.
  • Volunteer with us
    You could join our team of helpline volunteers if you have a thorough understanding of dyslexia and related issues and good listening skills. Find out more information and apply here or contact