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Croydon Dyslexia Association
Registered Charity No. 289947
Croydon's "Children Will Shine" Project
Croydon Dyslexia Association is running workshops for local secondary pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9. The workshops take place in term time on Saturday mornings at Cornerstone House, West Croydon.
The aim of the workshops is to increase students' self-esteem, literacy, numeracy, study skills and the best use of IT, through dyslexia specialist teaching.
Sessions of 1¼ hours (10 sessions a term) help students to improve their access to the school curriculum and boost confidence.
The subsidised charge is £20 per session, and the first session is a free taster session.
Teaching is led by a qualified specialist teacher, supported by experienced
teaching assistants and trained volunteers, working with 10-12 students per
Parents/carers - please discuss this with your child before contacting CDA about the workshops.
Croydon Dyslexia Association Adult Group
If you are interested in helping to set up a group for adults with dyslexia
in Croydon, please contact our helpline
Initial Teacher Training Campaign1 in 10 people have dyslexia; many of these go undiagnosed and unrecognised. Often this is because teachers lack the skills to identify and support children who are dyslexic and need to be diagnosed or given extra support. Although a government report (The Rose Review (2009)) recommended that Initial Teacher Training (ITT) should include Dyslexia/SpLD, there is currently no mandatory minimum level of Dyslexia/SpLD training in Initial Teacher Training courses.
The British Dyslexia Association is campaigning to remedy this by setting up a petition on the government petition website stating that there should be a compulsory module on Dyslexia. If this petition reaches 100,000 signatures then this issue will be debated in the House of Commons.
The petition only runs for a year so every signature counts: your signature could make a difference, enabling teachers to help hundreds of thousands of dyslexic pupils.
Please take a moment to sign BDA's petition.
To find out more about CDA or for information about dyslexia, call:
Helpline number 08442 49 69 49
(Please note - volunteers answer the Helpline. Try to ring during the day or in the evening, no later than 9pm)
Thursday, 23 May, 2013