Support for Parents of children with dyslexia and SpLD

What if your child is not getting the support they need at school? Do you feel stressed at the thought of attending review meetings? Is it too daunting to deal with ‘officialdom’?

Have no fear – GoLexia is here to help you! We can advise you about the legal process in education and what your child is entitled to. We can act as advocates in formal meetings, making sure that nothing is missed and that you and your child get the service to which you are entitled.

If your child is going to university, they have the right to apply for what is known as ‘Disabled Student Allowance’ (or DSA), which is separate from their student loan or any maintenance allowance they may receive. In order to apply for DSA, your child will need a formal diagnosis after the age of 16. So if they already have a diagnosis, GoLexia can update the assessment in order to comply with the criteria for DSA.

If you think your child may have Specific Learning Difficulties but has never been diagnosed, we can conduct a formal assessment and help you through the DSA application process. When this is granted, your child will also be entitled to extended library loans and study skills support.

“My 9 year-old son’s reading age was below 6 years when tested at school, but after 3 months of individual tuition from GoLexia, not only is his reading age now measurable, but also his comprehension age has shot up to 11 years 2 months. And his self-esteem has improved no end!”
Mrs. B. , Monmouthshire

“I recently attended a training course delivered by GoLexia and found it interesting, stimulating and interactive. Loved the way the course leader interacted with us and valued our input.”
Teaching Assistant, working with pupils with ADHD, Blaenau Gwent

“Having dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome made it hard work on my degree course. But with specialist one-to-one tuition, the written work became less challenging and I stopped dreading deadlines. I graduated in the summer with a 2:1, which I know I would not have achieved without the support of GoLexia.”
S.C., Cardiff

“The course leader was very knowledgeable and engaging. She gave everyone a chance to have their say and respected the fact that, as teaching assistants, we understand our pupils’ needs and have a great deal of input into their education.”
Teaching Assistant, Newport

“We were so worried that our daughter was not achieving her potential at school but had been told that she wasn’t ‘low enough’ to be tested for dyslexia. Thankfully, a friend put us in touch with GoLexia and after a diagnostic assessment and advice from them, we now have the confidence to be able to talk to the SENCo about her difficulties and what school should be doing to help her.”
Dr. T., Cardiff

“I’ve had one-to-one support from various individuals during my degree courses, but none of them have ‘got me’ the way Eileen, from GoLexia, does. Now I am doing a Masters degree, it’s great to know that she understands my dyslexia and the way I approach writing.”
C.B. Barry

“GoLexia helped me get a 2:1 in my degree – thanks to the tuition and support I received from Eileen at GoLexia, I was able to complete my assignments and finish my degree in Modern Music at Newport Uni.”
Seth Cutler

"I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge how impressed we were with Eileen. She carried out the assessment with much tact and sensitivity and used every opportunity to strengthen my sons self esteem and confidence. Her calm presence was very reassuring for both my son and for me."
Mother of 7 year old, assessed for dyslexia

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Mobile: 07551 525954
Telephone number (01291) 431322 - please note that calls are recorded

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