In 1984 a group of parents with dyslexic children set up Ealing Dyslexia as a charity. The mission was to help with the issues around dyslexia, primarily in our locale. This is still our mission today.
We are keen to find volunteers who want to become involved in our work - no expertise is required!
Since 1984 we have provided many services:
- A helpline for all callers who want additional information and lists of Specialist Teachers and Educational Psychologists.
- The Drop-In service on the first Saturday of every month.
- ‘Close the Gap’, which arranged for qualified teachers in Dyslexia to visit schools and give help to dyslexic pupils in Primary and Secondary Schools.
- TTRS (Touch Type Read and Spell) which is a course for training pupils to use a keyboard with confidence and speed, which is still in operation.
- Adult Courses to give help to a wide variety of adults still struggling with their problems in the workplace or in University or College. These courses provide diagnostic screening assessments and teaching support to build up confidence and expertise.
- Lecture series for experts such as Philomena Ott, David Grant, Carol Leather and David McLoughlin to name but a few.
We were initially funded by a legacy, and have since received funding from several sources locally.