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TDA celebrates anniversary with new service

To celebrate our 47th year of supporting people with dyslexia we have a new addition to our range of high-quality specialist services.  We are pleased to announce the launch of our dyscalculia screening service for children aged 6 to 15.

 

The Feifer Assessment of Maths (FAM) screening investigates three core elements of maths knowledge to determine whether or not an individual may be at risk of dyscalculia.

 

in our opinion, the FAM is the best, most up-to-date assessment of mathematics currently available, and it has now received the formal approval of STEC (the Specific Learning Difficulties Test Evaluation Committee)

 

Book your child’s dyscalculia screening test

 

History of The Dyslexia Association

 

Following a research project at the University of Nottingham, the Nottingham Dyslexia Association (NDA) was formed in 1971 by a group of parents who wanted to make a difference.

 

By 1988 the NDA became the first Local Dyslexia Association in the UK to open a Resource Centre which provided a base for offering free advice and support to those who needed it.

 

In 1999, the NDA made history again by being the first Local Dyslexia Association to open its own ‘Lifelong Learning Centre’, providing a venue for training and support services.

 

In 2007 we changed our name to The Dyslexia Association to better reflect our growing geographical area.

 

During 2017, we supported around 3,500 people via the Helpline and we continued to provide high-quality specialist services to individuals of all ages.  We also saw the launch of our new website which has improved the way in which people can access our support and services.

 

As an organisation we are proud to have a team of staff and associates who are passionate about supporting people affected by dyslexia and this shows in the feedback we receive from our clients.

 

I found the whole service I have received outstanding. The assessment was completed by a very nice lady who was polite and respectful explaining the process in full as we went along.

We had a good experience with this process and have put in place steps with the school to work with our daughter based on the report findings.  As parents we can also understand what will help our daughter with her learning and overcoming and working with her dyslexia diagnosis.  Thank you.

Incredibly informative and supportive.

 

As we begin 2018 we are as busy as ever with our Helpline receiving an average of around 300 calls and e-mails a month from people requesting our help and advice.

 

As a charity that receives no government funding, we hope to continue our success in an ever-changing financial climate.