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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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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…
April 9, 2024

Discovering Super Skills and Traits of Dyslexia

Have you missed the exceptional super skills of dyslexic people, making them incredible learners and employees? Usually when people hear the word dyslexia they think only of reading, writing and…
February 27, 2024

Ideas to help your child get involved in World Book Day

We know World Book Day can be daunting and stressful when reading is a challenge, so here are a few tips and ideas from the Dyslexia Sparks team to help…
February 5, 2024

Children’s Mental Health Week: Activity ideas

As part of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week we want to provide some easy activities to help children’s overall wellbeing which the whole family can get involved in -…