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New OCR Level 5 Course Spring 2015

Teaching students with SpLD in Further & Higher (FE/HE) Education

We are offering a new one year OCR Level 5 Diploma course starting in March 2015 with completion expected in March 2016.
Designed to develop candidates’ knowledge and ability to deliver effective teaching using a structured, multi- sensory approach.
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Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Can you Draw Us Dyslexia?

We want you to help us create a collection of hand drawn pictures to use on our website. We would like you to draw for us dyslexia.

Show us how you see your strengths, your creativity, what goes on in your dyslexic brain! We would love you to use colour and, if you would like to, add a few words about your picture.

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Elklan Speech and Language Support for 5-11s and 11-16s

Starting in January 2015 the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre is delighted to host Elklan Speech and Language Support for 5-11s and Speech and Language Support for 11-16s. These are highly practical, accredited training courses taught over ten weekly afternoon sessions.
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Parents' guide

DfE launches new SEND: Guide for Parents and Carers

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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.

At HADC 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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Laser Learning Awards Level 3 Course for Teaching Assistants Supporting Learners with specific learning difficulties

This course has been designed to provide candidates with the essential knowledge that is required when working as a teaching assistant supporting learners with Specific Learning Difficulties.
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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 >>

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
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HADC 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 HADC 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.


HADC 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.