Dyslexia is a learning difference that primarily affects literacy, but not exclusively so. It is thought that up to 10% of the population have dyslexia. People with dyslexia may have difficulty reading, comprehending, spelling, remembering information and organisational skills. This can then affect the individual's learning journey.
No. In Ireland, there is a medical model, whereby Educational Psychologists assess and give an official diagnosis for dyslexia. This is not the case in other countries. With the AMBDA status qualification that we hold, we are qualified to assess for dyslexia in the UK.
However, accommodations and exemptions are available to children in Ireland without a diagnosis. This is a huge step in helping children with literacy difficulties. This is where we can help you. What we offer are courses for parents, teacher and schools, consultations and tutoring. You do not need to have an official diagnosis to avail of our services. We aim to empower you to navigate the world of literacy.
We have additional qualifications, experience teaching adults and children with dyslexia and years of teaching in a special education setting in a mainstream setting.
We do not offer a one size fits all approach. There is no magic answer for dyslexia, but tips and techniques that suit the child and are carried out on a consistent basis, can help the child tackle the difficulties that we have seen so many children face. Parents and teachers need to feel confident to navigate the world of dyslexia. Children's learning and education change over the years as they move from class to class, teacher to teacher and school to school. Our aim is to empower parents and teachers to navigate the world of dyslexia and literacy difficulties.