Dyslexia in children
Dyslexia in Teenagers
Dyslexia in Adults

Hertfordshire Dyslexia Association (HDA) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity. Its aim  is to support parents and carers of children with dyslexia living in Hertfordshire. We are part of the British Dyslexia Association whose vision is to develop a dyslexia friendly society which enables all dyslexic people to reach their potential.

HCC are running a survey to gather the views of the families of children with special educational needs and disabilities about the support they receive during the early years.

The purpose of the survey is to understand how families currently access support, and to understand how we can make our offer to parents better.

Surveys can be accessed at the link below – copy and paste it into your browser.


  • It was with great regret that I didn’t do better at school. People just thought I was thick. It was a struggle. I never really understood dyslexia and who could bring out my strengths.

    Jamie Oliver
  • Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that helps others.

    Richard Branson
  • I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.

    Tom Cruise
  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I learn. Involve me and I remember.

    Benjamin Franklin
    American revolutionary, diplomat and inventor.
  • I fell in love with drama at school, where i struggled with other lessons because of my dyslexia.

    Orlando Bloom
Silent Things

Ice glistening in the sun
The wind whispering
My tummy gasping for food
A mouse’s tail wiggling
The breath of a rhino
A pencil desperate to write
A wand sleeping in its case.


Alex Brookes (Aged 9)
Patoss Bulletin – May 2008