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Shropshire Dyslexia Association

Description:

Shropshire Dyslexia Association offers practical help and advice to individuals and their families. It also seeks to increase awareness amongst those who have professional interest in this condition.

What we do:

  • The word dyslexia has been coined from the Greek and literally means difficulty with words. The old way of describing it was word blindness, an inability to read letters and numbers in the right order
  • Dyslexic people can experience difficulties with organisation and short term memory. In addition to problems with reading, spelling and writing, dyslexic people may confuse directions, muddling left and right or up and down, struggle to remember a list
  • Today dyslexia is viewed as a combination of abilities and difficulties. Dyslexic people often have good problem-solving skills, enhanced creativity and they may excel in the arts, design, architecture and computing
  • All dyslexics will have their own pattern of what they can do easily and what they find difficult. While dyslexia cannot be cured, individuals can be helped to overcome their problems while allowing their abilities to shine
  • Helpline Offering both general and specific advice. The office is routinely manned on Wednesdays between 10am and noon. If the office is not manned a recorded message will provide a 'duty' helpliner to contact.

Contact Details

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Helpline
Telephone:
01939 233141 Please note this number is staffed by volunteers. Please allow 48 hours for a response
Email:
shropda@hotmail.com
Website
www.thesda.org.uk
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