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How it works
We support people with dyslexia to bring about positive changes in their lives. We share information and advice to change attitudes towards dyslexia and we remove barriers to learning and life for children, young people and adults with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties by providing expert, personal and life-changing support.
We also support parents of dyslexic children, their teachers, and employers of dyslexic staff. Our team of specialists provides help through dyslexia assessments, consultations, 1:1 tuition and training as well as a variety of online and in-person courses, workshops, information and advice. So that we can help people who would otherwise be unable to pay, we provide free support to many individuals from lower-income backgrounds.
What has been achieved?
Last year, we directly supported over 1000 children, young people and adults, through specialist 1 to 1 dyslexia assessments, tuition and coaching. In addition, nearly 1,300 individuals attended dyslexia-related training, courses and workshops.
The impact on individuals cannot be overstated:
" I am taking my degree – a dream of mine I never thought would be possible and would not be if it wasn’t for the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity. Without their help and support I wouldn’t be where I am today."
" Being able to get my son a dyslexia assessment was a godsend. Finally, he was able to understand why he was finding school so difficult, he wasn't stupid as he believed, but he had dyslexia and he could learn like everyone else but differently. It helped his self esteem immensely."
" I was unable to pay for a [dyslexia] assessment and feared I had reached the end of my options when Helen Arkell was recommended. They were incredible! Without the bursary an assessment would still not have been done. … from the day the results came through my son changed, he was more confident and happy to learn. Once he realised his struggles were due to dyslexia he understood why he was finding learning more difficult. … it has had such a huge positive impact on his life and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone involved!"
We are committed to increasing our reach and impact in the coming years through a mix of online support and face-to-face regional teams to increase the number of children and adults we can help, particularly those who are on lower incomes. Our consultations, tuition, skills-building, courses and, where possible, assessments are now available online so that many more people can receive the support they need at home, school or at work.