The Dyslexia Association receives many calls from parents, who feel that they are not getting enough support for their child in school. Parents understand their children best and are often the first to realise that something is not quite right.
We always recommend to speak initially with the school SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), they may have also noticed some learning differences and they can often suggest further screening in school.
We believe that it is really important to try and identify a child’s learning differences because if these are understood then the right intervention can be used in school. These differences might be attributed to dyslexia, or they could be co-occurring or overlapping differences such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia or ADHD, and these neurodivergent labels do not have to have negative connotations.