Driver Youth Trust

The DYT support disabled children and young people who struggle with literacy. 

DYT want to see a time when all children, including those who struggle with literacy, are given the help they need to learn how to read and write 

When children with dyslexia are identified and supported from an early age so that their dyslexia is not a barrier to learning and they are given the self-confidence they need to succeed in whatever they set out to do.

Building Partnerships – They work in partnership with other organisations to help children to access education, build their confidence and realise their goals.

Research – They commission research and campaign for policy change so that all children, including those with dyslexia, get the right support to learn to read and write and reach their full potential.  Joining the Dots looks at the impact of recent education reforms on disabled pupils and those with SEN, while Fish in the Tree asks the question ‘‘Why are we failing children with dyslexia?’.

Drive for Literacy – In partnership with Ark schools, DYT have developed Drive for Literacy.  This is a programme that gives teachers a better understanding of how they can help pupils who struggle with literacy and may be dyslexic.  The programme gives them the skill set to make the necessary adjustments to meet the needs of these pupils so they can access the curriculum and experience success.

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