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We are very saddened by the death of Dr Sylvia Moody. As a practitioner clinical psychologist, she was passionate about increasing awareness of dyslexia, particularly for adults. Her many articles and books have provided wonderful and accessible guidance for individuals with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties in education and the workplace. She acted as Consultant to Dyslexia Assessment & Consultancy for many years and it is a great loss for all of us who knew her and for everyone in the dyslexia community who benefited from her great knowledge, insight and expertise. We will miss you Sylvia.
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Examples of courses we run are listed below.
ADHD Awareness Trainng for SpLD Assessors and Support Tutors
Dyspraxia / Deveopmental Co-ordinaton Disorder
Diagnostic Assessment & Overlapping SpLDs in Education & the Workplace
Writing Quality Diagnostic Reports
Extend Your Practice to the Workplace
Examples of half day workshops
Psychometric Testing & Statistics – Clarify Your Understanding with reference to key tests
Writing Diagnostic Conclusions & Making Recommendations
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Open Letter to Professor Elliott from the Dyslexia Adult Network
24 September 2015
Background to ‘Resolving the Dyslexia Debate’
Having published The Dyslexia Debate last year, Professor Elliott has convened seventeen leading academics in the field of reading disability in children to try to reach a consensus on the use and value of the term ‘dyslexia’. After two days of deliberation, the group presented their views at a public presentation in Durham on the evening of 24th September, entitled Resolving the Dyslexia Debate.
Response from the Dyslexia Adult Network www.dan-uk.co.uk
Dear Professor Elliott
The Dyslexia Adult Network is surprised that you are continuing in your efforts to ‘resolve the dyslexia debate’. A hundred years of knowledge and research have taught us that the cognitive difference of dyslexia is complex and multi-faceted.
A group of academics specialising in children, however eminent, can only ever consider some of the issues associated with dyslexia, principally those relating to the childhood acquisition of literacy. The experience of dyslexic adults – both their struggles and achievements – has greatly enlarged our understanding.
Dyslexia, of course, does not disappear in adulthood. The challenges that adults face are very different from those of children because dyslexia is not just about reading. Dyslexia can leave adults socially excluded, or under-performing at work, where the special abilities they may bring to the job go unrecognised. For adults, it is working memory, organisation, adapting to change and effective information processing that can cause the most difficulty.
The Dyslexia Adult Network believes that all individuals with any of these difficulties should receive appropriate assessment and support. Whilst we welcome any opportunity for dyslexia to be in the spotlight and wish to encourage sound academic debate, we represent thousands of dyslexic individuals and practitioners who have grave concerns about your approach and the narrow focus on terminology.
Chair, Dyslexia Adult Network
The following organisations are represented in the Dyslexia Adult Network
Adult Dyslexia Organisation, Adult Dyslexia Support, Birmingham Adult Dyslexia Group, British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action, Dyslexia Assessment & Consultancy, Dyslexia Consultancy Malvern, Dyslexia Foundation, Dyslexia Scotland, Key 4 Learning.
DAN has arrived! The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a new collaboration of major UK dyslexia charities, together with six specialists. We aim to draw attention to the waste of potential arising from lack of awareness and poor support of adults with dyslexia and related specific learning differences. This impacts on all of us. Why? Poor support and lack of awareness about adult dyslexia means that many people are failing to lead productive lives – efforts are blocked and potential is lost.
The problems arising from adult dyslexia can have serious consequences – ranging from frustration and lack of fulfilment to lack or loss of employment, financial hardship, distress and despair. Moreover, poor education and limited employment prospects are known to be a factor in criminality’’
This should not be happening in the 21st century!
DAN aims to bust myths on dyslexia, improve awareness and show how people with dyslexia can apply their strengths and abilities, rather than be challenged by their very specific differences. These skills are beneficial to the economy, the workplace and to society as a whole.
Who are we? DAN is campaigning for adults with Dyslexia and related Specific Learning Differences: WHAT IS DAN?
Visit the DAN website: www.dan-uk.co.uk
Together, we can make a difference – and change lives.
We are currently looking to extend the team. We are urgently looking for HCPC registered psychologists experienced in assessing adults with SpLDs and a further SpLD Assessor with a Practising Certificate.
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I was honoured to be asked to assess Kara for dyslexia as part of the BBC3 documentary. The programme gave a wonderful insight into dyslexia, illuminated by Kara’s honesty and openness about her difficulties. It has since been shown again on BBC1. If you missed it, catch it on YouTube at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/user/DyslexiaAssessment1?feature=mhsn
A profile called ‘Dyslexia in the Workplace: support and solutions’ was recently published in the PSCA HR and Training Journal. Take a look at the article here: HR Training Journal + DAC Issue 8.