1 in 5 children have difficulties with reading and writing

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The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust and its member organisations

The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust

The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisations (Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, Springboard for Children, PATOSSĀ and Xtraordinary People) with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector.

Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Provides a wide range of assessments, support options and professional courses.


Patoss, the Professional Association for Teachers and Assessors of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012. We offer our members a range of services to help them in their day-to-day work as well as representing the interests of teachers and students in matters that affect individuals with SpLD.

Springboard for Children

Springboard for Children is a charity providing one-to-one support to improve reading and writing for children who are in danger of being left behind in the education system. We only work one-to-one with children and we always work in partnership with schools and families.

Xtraordinary People

Xtraordinary People believes that with the right support, dyslexics can achieve extraordinary things. Our aim is to ensure that anyone with dyslexia can be empowered to succeed.

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