Other Activities

Specialist talks

We regularly invite experts, such as educational psychologists, counsellors and occupational therapists, to give talks for parents on issues relating to dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties.

Worried about your child’s exams?

Find out how to really help them on Sundays 10-12 at the Kenilworth Centre

Dyslexia Midlands Family Support Network is offering four great value talks for parents:

1st March: Help Your Child Beat Exam Stress
The wonderfully warm and practical psychologist Dr Helen Andrews (based in Henley) offers strategies.   SOLD OUT!  We are hoping to repeat the success of this with a similar talk in May, please send me an email (hollyswinton@hotmail.co.uk) if you would like to be notified about this.  

8th March: Easy Ways to Boost Memory, Focus and Reduce Anxiety
Be guided through the science by extremely knowledgeable and experienced medical herbalist Lizzie Foulon (based in Knowle).  Book now

15th March: Effective Revision
This fun, practical talk combines what a century of research has taught us, with how this needs to be tweaked for your dyslexic child’s different memory, processing and neural wiring.  Book now

29th March: Would extra time, reader, scribe, laptop etc. help your child?
Holly Swinton simplifies the weird world of exam access arrangements into two simple steps:
1) Decide what would help your child: Extra time, use of a computer, rest breaks, enlarged papers, reader, dictation software, reading pens, prompter, room to themselves, being able to speak aloud, predictive text software, scribe?
2) Understand how to get it for them  Book now

Holiday workshops

During holiday periods, we sometimes offer low-cost learning workshops for parents and children. These workshops typically involve sessions with counsellors, tutors, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, legal experts, etc.

Trips and activities

Parents often organise trips and outings for dyslexic children/teenagers and their families.

CoffeeMeeting other parents

We encourage parents and carers to meet up outside of the support group. A chat over a cup of coffee can be invaluable!