Welcome to SHADDA - St Helens and District Dyslexia Association

Many people face challenges in their everyday life which they may describe as "dyslexia". Often their literacy skills such as reading, spelling and communicating in writing are affected. Sometimes they may have problems with memory, numeracy, attention, planning or co-ordination. When these kinds of difficulty are seen it is almost always a good idea to make an assessment of the individual's functioning to identify strengths and weaknesses.

SHADDA Dyslexia Signpost

Whatever kind of assessment you choose, it is sensible to keep ALL notes of all conversations, meetings, documents, letters and papers together, in date order, in a big (lever arch) folder which you can TAKE with you to meetings. You should include all your handwritten notes and the minutes of EVERY discussion or event. Place identifying tags (cut up post-it-notes) at the right-hand edge of important documents etc so you can find them again quickly. You are advised not to take papers out of the folder, except for copying.

This document has been built up over many years by SHADDA and other Dyslexia Association's volunteers. We do try to check accuracy of contact details and services as often as we can. However, we recognise that people do make errors, do move on, do change phone numbers and new people, new services and new ideas will always be coming forward. If you are able to help us update, expand or clarify this Dyslexia Signpost please let us know.

Contact St Helens and District Dyslexia Association (SHADDA):
through our HelpLine on 0844 884 9725,
by email welcome@shadda.org.uk or,
at drop-in meetings at the Millennium Centre (home of NHS Urgent Treatment / Walk-in Centre), Corporation Street, St Helens. WA10 1HJ at 7pm on the third Tuesday of every month.

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