Why did Dyslexia Action decide to be a part of the SEND Consortium?
Dyslexia Action is a national charity that exists to improve the lives of people living with dyslexia, by providing a range of services and support for children, young people and adults, and advising and campaigning for improvements at Government level.
Speaking about the SEND Consortium, Dyslexia Action’s Chief Executive, Kevin Geeson said:
“Dyslexia Action’s vision is to realise ‘a world where those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties can reach their full potential’. The key to this is ensuring that the support and services that children and young people can access is of a high quality. The SEND Consortium provides an opportunity for parents and carers of children with SEN and/or disabilities, and those that support them, to get good quality information about what’s available, so they can make confident decisions on behalf of their child.”
What makes Dyslexia Action unique?
People with dyslexia are at the heart of everything Dyslexia Action does. 1 in 10 people in the UK have dyslexia, which means that 2 to 3 children in every class are likely to be affected to some degree. For many people who struggle to learn, their confidence and behaviour can consequently deteriorate. But with the correct identification and support, strategies to overcome difficulties associated with dyslexia can be learnt, and dyslexia needn’t be a barrier to success. Dyslexia Action works to change lives by supporting improvement in education provision, providing direct support to individuals through its network of centres and leading the agenda for change. In particular they advocate specialist, structured, multi-sensory teaching methods, that not only help to minimise the difficulties that people with dyslexia experience, but can also improve general literacy and confidence levels. Dyslexia Action has over 40 years’ experience of supporting those affected by dyslexia on a daily basis, whilst also working to influence policy at Government level, and that’s what makes the organisation unique.
Find out more about dyslexia and the work of Dyslexia Action at www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk