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Welcome

Glatonbury Tor

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

SDA AGM Sat 10am-12noon 18th November 2017 in Taunton library meeting room, Sandy Burbach speaking at 10.30 on Anxiety in children with SpLD.  Click here for more details.

SDA May Conference - Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Dr Camilla Gilmore

Understanding the Barriers to Success in Maths

Speaker: Dr Camilla Gilmore  (Camilla delivered the Keynote Address at the Patoss Annual Conference in 2014)

For a conference flyer click here and for a booking form click here. It is widely acknowledged that many students, including those with dyslexia, find mathematics a challenging subject and that lack of numeracy skills can impact upon subsequent job opportunities and quality of life.  One reason for this is that mathematics is a complex subject that draws upon a range of different skills. Dr Camilla Gilmore is a Reader in Mathematical Cognition in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University.  She is a developmental psychologist who has previously held positions at Oxford, Harvard and Nottingham.  Her research is focused on understanding how mathematics skills develop and dyscalculia. For more details click the Events tab at the top of the website.