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WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Hull & East Yorkshire's only registered charity for dyslexia.

What is Dyslexia?

A specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability to learn to read and spell.

  • Dyslexia primarily affects the ability to read fluently and spell confidently, but it can affect people in different ways and at different stages of their life.
  • Dyslexic people are often resourceful and determined, meaning they find ways to overcome the challenges they face, but some need more support with this than others.
  • Dyslexia involves difficulties with dealing with the sounds of words, which can make it especially hard to learn to use phonics to read words.
  • Dyslexic individuals often have challenges with short-term and working memory, which can make it hard to retain information, follow instructions, and to do things like mental arithmetic.

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Events
May 20, 2024

Support your child’s learning through the summer break

Free Parent Support Group Wednesday 10 July, 10-11am Are you worried about your child experiencing the dreaded 'summer slide'? Join Dyslexia Sparks for an online workshop which aims to support…
Events
May 7, 2024

Supporting the Transition From Primary to Secondary School

Parent Support Group Thursday 13 June, 10-11am Are you a parent gearing up for your child’s big leap from primary to secondary school? Join us for an insightful webinar on…
Events
May 1, 2024

How to Get an Educational Healthcare Plan Assessment

Thursday 9 May, 10-11am Educational Healthcare Plans – What are they? What are the assessments and how to apply. Our online free Parent Support Group in May on educational healthcare…
Blog
April 10, 2024

Join #TeamSparks in the Hull 10K

Calling all runners... Dyslexia Sparks are taking on the Hull 10K to raise money for our charity. Are you ready for a fun filled morning with a little bit of…