1 in 5 children have difficulties with reading and writing


Tips And Advice

Questions About Dyslexia

Questions about the SEND Reforms

Download SEND Guide for Parents and Carers 2014 (pdf format) This online guide by Dyslexia Action explains the changes to Special Educational Needs support that will be introduced in September 2014. It has been written for parents and carers, who support children with literacy difficulties including dyslexia, and relates to the Children and Families Act, which was passed through parliament in March 2014. The guide includes information on Local Offer, Personal Special Educational Needs Budgets, and what parents can do if they are not happy with the support their child receives. If you have any further questions about the SEND Reforms and Code of Practice that is not covered in this document, please email us at social@parentchampions.org.uk


A Parent’s Little Guide To Helping Children Read has Ten Top Tips for Busy Mums, Dads and Carers. It’s been created by Springboard for Children and  is available in several different languages Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Bangla, Mandarin and Arabic. We hope you’ll enjoy reading it and do tell other parents, carers, schools and organisations about it.


We hope you’ll find Dyslexia Action’s ‘Reading hints and tips for parents of reluctant and struggling readers’ useful. Enjoy reading it. Please pass it on to any parents, carers and organisations that you think may find the information helpful. Download Reading hints and tips for parents of reluctant and struggling readers (PDF format)

National Network of Parent carer Forums

http://www.nnpcf.org.uk The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) have a network of forums across the country run by parents to support parents

IPSEA, Independent Parental Specialist Educational Advice

http://www.ipsea.org.uk IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs. All  advice is given by trained volunteers.

“Our Parent Champions play a vital role because they understand the challenges Mums and Dads are facing. We’re not looking for experts. We’re looking for people who care. The dyslexia sector have come together to share expertise and good practice; we have a bank of resources, top tips and materials which can help. Share these with those that need it and you’ve already made a difference.”
Mel Byrne

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