The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity has been supporting children, young people and adults with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties since 1971.
Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills needed for accurate and fluent reading, writing and spelling. This can involve seeing words upside down or back to front. It can also cause the swimming of letters and numbers before your eyes. Memory and processing speed can also be affected. There are many other symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, and no two people with dyslexia are the same. It is highly hereditary, affecting 1 in 10 people in the UK. It affects people regardless of intellectual ability.
It can have a profound negative effect on people’s confidence and self-esteem. It is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis if not addressed correctly. In a typical Year 3 setting around 15% of the pupils will have literacy issues but will not be eligible to access government funding. Their families may not be able to afford specialist help. These children are thus left without any care and support with their dyslexia.
At Helen Arkell, the charity offers dyslexia support and advice to anyone who may need it. Whether they think they have dyslexia or care for someone who may have dyslexia, they are happy to help, supporting children and adults alike.
Helen Arkell helps to remove barriers to learning and life and give people the tools they need to learn in their own way. They train dedicated professionals to inspire people to love learning. In addition, they help parents to nurture their children and employers to support their staff.
The charity doesn't receive any government funding so your support is crucial and will help us work towards their vision of a day when people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties have the same opportunities as everyone else to achieve their goals.
Thank you and to find out more please visit our website www.helenarkell.org.uk.