Parents Links, Parent Courses and Adults

Advice & Guidance

Elizabeth is not able to offer parents with free advice and guidance – the following organisations do get funding to do so, and are really helpful, or alternatively you could book Elizabeth for a consultation appointment if you are adamant that it is Elizabeth you want to speak to – however she does suggest that you in the first instance talk to these organisations first as the following links will be really useful to parents seeking information, advice and guidance.

TheDDC does run the free not for profit Dyslexia information Day events and everyone is welcome to attend those when they run.


Information Advice Support Service (IASS):

Find your local IASS on their In Your Area – IASS search 

for Telford & Wrekin CLICK HERE

For Shropshire CLICK HERE

TIP: you can find your local IASS by CLICK in your local area by typing IASS and the name of your town into your internet search engine or by 

Getting the right support:

Specialist Education Solicitors – Elizabeth urges parents who may feel like they are fighting a never ending battle with the education system, to make contact with a specialist Education Law solicitor, and to work with them and your child’s school to secure the best education provision possible for their child’s future!  TheDDC can highly recommend these two:


Sinclairs Law CLICK HERE  


Tutors and Assessors:

For Tuition and advice in Shropshire please try contacting your local Dyslexia Association: Shropshire Dyslexia Association CLICK HERE 

To find a tutor or assessor in your local area – PATOSS Tutor and Assessor index CLICK HERE


Visual Stress / Meares Irlen Syndrome:

For Visual Stress testing  – Coloured overlays & glasses

Stephen Evenett Optometrist CLICK HERE 

Greasby Opticians CLICK HERE for their website

Specsavers Telford CLICK HERE

Specsavers Newport (Shropshire) CLICK HERE

To find a precision tinted lens prescribe in you area: CLICK HERE

GHP Kendal Paper: CLICK HERE coloured paper pads and books

CLICK HERE to access TheDDC’s Visual Stress info leaflet

Amazing software, fonts and things that can help:

Dyslexie Font  CLICK HERE

TextHelp UK – ReadWrite – Browsealoud…Reachdeck… CLICK HERE

Dragon Naturally Speaking – voice Recognition Software – you speak it types! CLICK HERE

Visual Thesaurus – CLICK HERE and try it – Elizabeth loves it!

Software 4 Students – CLICK HERE 


Headspace CLICK HERE

Nessy CLICK HERE definitly worth visiting this site to chekc out their awesome products

Listening Books CLICK HERE


Parent Dyslexia Awareness Courses:

Elizabeth runs Dyslexia Awareness courses for Parents/guardians; these courses have been created by Elizabeth to offer parents an insight into dyslexia, dyslexia & their child, as well as dyslexia & family!

Parents will also get to talk with other parents within the sessions, discuss concerns, aspirations, and learn about things that can help, easy solutions, helpful suggestions, and be inspired – plus there is NO homework or assignments as this is an information only course, designed to inform and empower parents & guardians.

To find out more or to book a course please get in contact with TheDDC/Elizabeth directly.  Each course is either one full day or 3 hours a week for three weeks – the cost is £100 per parent/guardian (minimum 4 parents per course – maximum 10 with a discount for joint parents/joint guardian family booking); you can email to add your name to the course interest list or alternatively if you have a group of people (minimum 4) you can book your own private course. 

What parents have said about past courses:

  • “…you realise you are not alone”
  • it make me ‘be’ and feel ‘more ‘informed’ and more in control of my child’s education”
  • “we learnt so much as individuals, but also in relation to our families as we started to understand not just ourselves better but our whole family too!”
  • “Such a positive experience – I urge all parents of dyslexics to take this course!”


ADULT Specialist 1:1 Support / Coaching

Since 2005 Elizabeth’s work has primarily focused on adult dyslexics, business and training staff within businesses, education establishments and organisations.

For information on organisations who can help you with children please (scroll down the page) and click on the links there.

For alternative tutors and for dyslexia assessors you should please visit the PATOSS Tutor & Assessor index

1:1 with Adults: Empathy & Understanding

As Elizabeth is dyslexic herself and she is able to use both empathy and understanding in her teaching. She combines this with her professionalism and passion to provide effective and top quality, bespoke student centred, specialist support. She enables and equips individuals with knowledge & understanding of how they learn & how dyslexia affects them, using a student centred approach to learning means that individuals received individual teaching, which leads to successful learning and futures!


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