- Parents’ Course! NOW IN BUCKS! JOIN US! – Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents|
- Interview dates for 2014-15 OCR courses now released|
- CPD session on ADHD delivered by Fintan O’Regan|
- STOP PRESS: New Level 5 course for those that work in the FE/HE sector. Starting April 2014|
- Parents Course — Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents!|
- CPD: Writing Diagnostic Assessments for adults 16+ Monday 2 December 2013|
- CPD: Writing Diagnostic Assessments for ages 7 to 16 - June & July 2014|
- Level 5 CPD Course – Using and Understanding a Range of Standardised Tests - March 2014|
- The Dyslexia Bookshop, our exciting online bookshop|
- The Helen Arkell Spelling Test (HAST2) now available|
- HADC is offering a new mentoring service to newly qualified Level 7 candidates|
- 2014-2015 Professional Courses Information|
- Are you going to University?|
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Princess Beatrice celebrating
Dyslexia Awareness Week
At the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre we all think ‘different’ about learning.
Which is why, as one of our events for Dyslexia Awareness Week, we arranged a poetry reading and two poetry workshops in one of the local schools we work with!
Valerie Bloom, MBE, our guest poet and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice, our Patron, celebrated with us! A ‘real live’ poet and a ‘real live’ Princess inspired and motivated the children of St. Peter’s C of E Primary School, Farnham, Surrey! And, in the afternoon we were joined by Helen Arkell, MBE, who came to see what we were up to and share this special event with us.
The current Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre you’ll find today was originally set up in what used to be a stable block in the garden of a house that belonged to Helen Arkell’s family. A school in a stable. A fight against prejudice. A fresh new way to learn. Helen Arkell certainly believed in doing things different.
Today HADC is one of the leading specialist centres in the UK, not only directly supporting dyslexics, but training the dyslexia specialists and teachers of tomorrow.
We’re learning differently today… to change the world tomorrow.
Are you in?
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.
Parents’ Course! NOW IN BUCKS! JOIN US! SpLD Assessment Standards Committee survey Interview dates for 2014-15 OCR courses now released >> CPD session on ADHD delivered by Fintan O’Regan >> New Level 5 course for the FE/HE sector. Starting April 2014 >> Parents Course — Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents! >> CPD: Writing Diagnostic Assessments for adults 16+ 2 December 2013 >> CPD: Writing Diagnostic Assessments 7 to 16 - June & July 2014 >> Level 5 CPD – Using and Understanding a Range of Tests >> The Dyslexia Bookshop, our exciting online bookshop >> What it is like to be a working adult with dyslexia? >> HADC offers mentoring to newly qualified Level 7 candidates >> Organising chaos. Article by Bernadette McLean published in SEN >> Naming and Reading skills: A project with English children aged 8-9 >> Watch a video of The Edith Norrie Magnetic Letter Case >> Join us on twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook >> Are you going to University? >>
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
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.
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.