Who are British Dyslexics?

We are a small but expanding National Charity. We are not only interested in helping children and teenagers to succeed in both compulsory, further and higher education, but we also passionately believe that getting extra help should not depend on a parent’s ability to pay for extra tuition. Unlike the B.D.A. and 0.1. currently we make no charges for any of the services or information we provide.

Unlike the B.D.A. and D.l. our interests lie in employing computer technology to provide more information more cost effectively for example, by building up a database to connect dyslexic students with Equal Opportunities Employers. Using special techniques and software we can spot dyslexic children faster, giving them a better chance to succeed. However, these are just a few of the methods we adopt. Our organisation is run mainly by dyslexics, we are not only aware of the problems: we live with them, on a day-to-day basis.

The charity’s trustees are all university graduates, in a number of disciplines and so we know first hand, how difficult it can be to cope with the current education system. So when we are told “you don’t know what it is like to be dyslexic”, we can truthfully answer “Yes we do”! We have a real understanding of dyslexia and the many problems encountered by dyslexics seeking employment. Our purpose is to offer educational support to dyslexics and to provide cost effective information to parents, educational institutions and employers.

Who benefits?

Ultimately we will help many dyslexics through the education system and gain worthwhile employment by building links with sympathetic employers. The degree of each individual’s disability varies, but we know that up to one in thirty suffer a severe disability. This categorises the problem of dyslexia as being of the same magnitude as asthma. The register of grant making charitable trusts lists over 130 charitable trusts set up for the relief of asthma sufferers, there are none listed for dyslexia. Although dyslexia has been recognised for over one hundred years, because of the magnitude of the problem very little has been accomplished during this time in providing help for all dyslexics. Instead costly and antiquated teaching methodologies simply ensure that only a small number of lucky individuals receive help. This is something, which with help from our supporters we hope we can change.

It is now well understood that emotional problems in both adolescents and adults often relate to educational difficulties that create feelings of failure and poor self-esteem. This can then be responsible for impairing the ability for many to cope in later life. Most parents take a keen interest in their children’s progress, but if a child fails, then parents also feel that they too, have failed in some way. By supporting our organisation you will not only be helping many dyslexic students but also their families and all of society in general. Never before have academic qualifications been such an important factor in a highly competitive employment market; the failure to gain relevant qualifications can condemn our children to a life of missed opportunities. By providing the information in the conventional ways and through exploiting the Information Super Highway (which is almost cost free} a great deal can be achieved and many thousands of dyslexics can benefit.

British Dyslexics
28 Deeside Enterprise Center
Deeside
Near Chester
CH5 1PP

Tel 01244 822884 / 815552

For Further information visit the website
British Dyslexics

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