Welcome

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The Somerset Dyslexia Association is run by a group of local, friendly volunteers.

We aim to:

  • Provide support and information for individuals and families living with dyslexia
  • To raise public awareness and understanding of dyslexia

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

Working Memory leaflet for parents - See News Plus page for free copy!

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)

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.    

The Somerset Dyslexia Association (SDA) has been supporting those affected by any form of difficulty with literacy and numeracy and their families for the past 33 years. Initially set up by a group of concerned parents it has grown to be one of the most active local dyslexia associations in England.