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Parents Links, Parent Courses and Adults

Advice & Guidance

Elizabeth is not able to offer parents with free advice and guidance – the following organisations do get funding to do so, and are really helpful, or alternatively you could book Elizabeth for a consultation appointment if you are adamant that it is Elizabeth you want to speak to – however she does suggest that you in the first instance talk to these organisations first as the following links will be really useful to parents seeking information, advice and guidance.

TheDDC does run the free not for profit Dyslexia information Day events and everyone is welcome to attend those when they run.

LINKS:

Information Advice Support Service (IASS):

IASS Telford & Wrekin CLICK HERE

IASS – Shropshire CLICK HERE

TIP: you can find your local IASS in your local area by typing IASS and the name of your town into your internet search engine.

Getting the right support:

Specialist Education Solicitors – Elizabeth urges parents who may feel like they are fighting a never ending battle with the education system, to make contact with a specialist Education Law solicitor, and to work with them and your child’s school to secure the best education provision possible for their child’s future!  TheDDC can highly recommend these two:

Sinclairslaw CLICK HERE  

HCB Solicitors CLICK HERE

Tutors and Assessors:

Telford Dyslexia Academy: CLICK HERE (facebook page)

For Tuition and advice in Shropshire please try contacting your local Dyslexia Association: Shropshire Dyslexia Association CLICK HERE 

To find a tutor or assessor in your local area – PATOSS Tutor and Assessor index CLICK HERE

Visual Stress / Meares Irlen Syndrome:

Stephen Evenett Optemetrist CLICK HERE For Visual Stress testing (Coloured overlays/glasses)

To find a precision tinted lens prescribe in you area: CLICK HERE

GHP Kendal Paper: CLICK HERE coloured paper pads and books

Amazing software, fonts and things that can help:

Dyslexie Font  CLICK HERE

TextHelp UK – ReadWrite – Browsealoud … CLICK HERE

Dragon Naturally Speaking – voice Recognition Software – you speak it types! CLICK HERE

Visual Theasaurus – CLICK HERE and try it – Elizabeth loves it!

Scanning Pens Ltd – CLICK HERE  this company is based in Telford – Shropshire and Elizabeth uses one of these amazing pens herself!

Parent Dyslexia Awareness Courses:

The parent dyslexia awareness courses are unique courses created by Elizabeth herself, offer parents an insight into dyslexia, dyslexia and their child, as well as dyslexia and family! Parents will also get to talk to other parents, share information and be inspired… oh and there is NO homework! To find out more or to book a course please get in contact with TheDDC/Elizabeth directly.  Each course is either one full day on a Saturday or 3 hours a week for three weeks, at a cost of £80 per parent (minimum 4 parents per course – maximum 10).

What parents have said about past courses:

  • “…you realise you are not alone”
  • it make me ‘be’ and feel ‘more ‘informed’ and more in control of my child’s education”
  • “we learnt so much as individuals, but also in relation to our families as we started to understand not just ourselves better but our whole family too!”
  • “Such a positive experience – I urge all parents of dyslexics to take this course!”

ADULT Specialist 1:1 Support / Coaching

Since 2005 Elizabeth’s work has primarily focused on adult dyslexics, business and training staff within businesses, education establishments and organisations.

For information on organisations who can help you with children please (scroll down the page) and click on the links there.

For tutors and dyslexia assessors you should please visit the PATOSS Tutor & Assessor index

DDC 2012 JAN _034 (3)1:1 with Adults: Empathy & Understanding

As Elizabeth is dyslexic herself and she is able to use both empathy and understanding in her teaching. She combines this with her professionalism and passion to provide effective and top quality, bespoke student centered services. Elizabeth enables and equips individuals with knowledge & understanding of how they learn & how dyslexia affects them, using a student centered approach to learning means that individuals received individual teaching, which leads to successful learning and futures!