Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I think my child is dyslexic. What should I do?
A.Look at our page ‘Indicators of Dyslexia’. follow the guidance outlined in the other FAQ.
Q. My child is bright but is not achieving at school as well as expected. Could they be dyslexic?
A. Talk to your child’s teacher. Ask them to carry out screening for dyslexia. Read our page entitled ‘Indicators of Dyslexia’. You could also go to the British Dyslexia Association website – Information for Parents.
Q. What if the school is unwilling or does not have the expertise to screen my child?
A. Contact the MDDA Helpline on 07729452143, email.
Q. I didn’t do well at school and I am now considering returning to education. What should I do?
A. It depends on what you want to do and at what level you want to study. If you are looking to improve your basic literacy/and or numeracy skills you could start with a local college. They will assess you to see at what level you should start. They won’t usually carry out a full diagnostic dyslexia test.
Q. As an adult can I be tested for dyslexia?
A. It is more difficult to assess adults as they have usually developed coping skills but it is possible to have an assessment. It is certainly worth while having this done if you are returning to education or undertaking profession occupational qualifications as you may be entitled to extra time and other ‘Access Arrangements’.