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Our Patron HRH Princess Beatrice came to visit
us all at the Helen Arkell Centre.

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Support for parents

Level 5 CPD - Using and Understanding a Range of Standardised Tests

This course is designed for SENCOs and Specialist Teachers who hold the OCR Level 5 qualification in teaching learners with SpLD and who would like to extend and update their knowledge of standardised tests.

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Support for parents

DAN has arrived!

The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a new collaboration of major UK dyslexia charities, together with six specialists. We aim to draw attention to the waste of potential arising from lack of awareness and poor support of adults with dyslexia and related specific learning differences.

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At Helen Arkell dyslexia is our speciality

We believe dyslexic people are special, and we specialise in dyslexic people. All dyslexics are individuals, and a large part of our work is dedicated to identifying those children and adults alike who are faced with the challenges of dyslexia.

Dyslexia is much more common than most people think and affects as many as one in every eight people. If identified early most dyslexics quickly learn to cope well, are at no real disadvantage in life, and often find their dyslexia a positive asset in later years.

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PhAB2 is FAB...

The eagerly awaited 2014 Phonological Assessment Battery: Second Edition Primary (PhAB2 Primary) is here >>. This battery can help identify the specific phonological difficulties that some children experience.

An article published
about the PhAB 2 in the
Dyslexia Review

By Beverley Williams

This article was published in the
Spring 2015 edition of Dyslexia Review,
the journal of the Dyslexia Guild, pages 15 – 16

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Applications now being taken for the OCR Level 5 and 7 courses for the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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Dyslexia does exist

The latest from Jim Rose

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Anyone can spell it

Our latest book...

A new and exciting guide for teachers and parents from two of our very own professionals.

Our show-and-tell book of tried-and-tested strategies for making spelling as straightforward, accessible and memorable as possible. Anyone can Spell It offers a wealth of photocopiable templates and resources making it excellent value for money.

Available now - £24.99 in our online store >>

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Parent Champions link

An A-Z of Famous Dyslexics


We offer a range of assessments and consultations for students and adults alike. You can download pre-assessment forms as the basis for an initial discussion… to read more
click here


Helen Arkell provides one-to-one teaching support for dyslexics of all ages. Tuition takes place at the Centre, at home or in school, with programmes tailored to a style best suited to the individual learning requirement… for more about support click here.

Professional Courses

A major focus at Helen Arkell is to train and develop the next generation of dyslexia teachers and experts by offering nationally recognised teaching qualifications suitable to deliver special needs support at all levels… for more about courses click here.


Helen Arkell is a registered independent charity that receives no grants or aids from central or local government or other central sources. We exist and survive solely due to individual and corporate generosity… if you would like to help click here.