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 ‘Every Child and Young Person in the Rother Valley Matters’

Dyslexia is a common condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. It is a ‘specific learning difficulty’ which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as spelling, reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.

All schools in the locality hub have expertise in Specific Learning Needs, recognising, assessing and providing for. Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinators (SENDCos) will meet with class teachers, parents and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) to devise a suitable programme for pupils. An Educational Psychologist (EP) assessment will be needed for a diagnosis of dyslexia.

Training is available at the Helen Arkell Centre in Frensham near Farnham. They also offer private assessments. Bursaries are available.

Schools have expertise in Specific Learning Needs

SENDCos, teachers, LSAs and parents meet to discuss strategies

EP required to make diagnosis of dyslexia



Supporting Children with Dyslexia leaflet (pdf)

Dyslexia Action leaflet (pdf)

Understanding Dyslexia 7-11 leaflet (pdf)

Understanding Dyslexia 11-16 leaflet (pdf)

The Helen Arkell Centre  

Arkell Lane, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3BL

01252 792 400

British Dyslexia Association

98 London Road, Reading, RG1 5AU

0118 966 8271

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Assist

Dyslexia Information Centre

Dyslexia SpLD Trust

Sarah Veitch Level 7 OCR

Specialist teacher and SpLD assessor

07989 793856

Independent dyslexia specialist

School based or private assessments

Learn Out of the Box

Jo Packard, individual non-diagnostic assessments and specialist teaching services for KS1 & KS2

based in the Haslemere area