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Somerset Dyslexia Association (SDA) is run by a group of local, friendly volunteers. We support children and their families, students and adults who are experiencing difficulty with reading and writing. We work to raise public awareness and understanding of dyslexia.

 

Initially set up by a group of concerned parents 34 years ago, the SDA has grown to be one of the most active local dyslexia associations in England.

Helpline

If you have any concerns or simply would like to chat about the options available then please feel free to call us. For more information click Helplines Page >>

Where and when to find us at the Drop In

The first Saturday of each month at Taunton Library Meeting Room (TA1 3XZ) between 10am -12 noon. Click MAP. For more information click Support Group Page. >>

Come and join us

Interested in becoming a member or volunteer? For more details click Membership Page.  Or click Helpline Page to have a chat about what it involves.   >>

Latest News

Presented by Somerset Dyslexia Association and Somerset Parent Carer Forum

Supporting Children and Young People with Dyslexia - A conference for Parents & Carers

9.30-12.30 on Saturday 29th June 2019, Edgar Hall, Somerton.  £10

Speakers: Sarah Melhuish and Mark Long, Lead Advisory Teachers, Somerset Learning Support Service.

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty mainly affecting reading and spelling. However, it can also cause other difficulties. A person may read and write very slowly, confuse the order of letters in words, put letters the wrong way round - such as writing “b” instead of “d” - have poor or inconsistent spelling, understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that’s written down, find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions, struggle with planning and organisation, be good in speech but unable to reflect knowledge in writing, have a poor short-term memory.

This conference will provide parents with the tools to support their children and young people at school and home.

To book please click here - you will need to select the date of 29th June and click search on the conference link. Then select Single Booking and the Book option will appear. Click this to book a space.  You will receive an email confirming the booking. A second email will give you details on how to pay the £10.