Dyslexia in children
Dyslexia in Teenagers
Dyslexia in Adults

HDA are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to support with answering the charities helpline. You will be provided with the training and equipment and only need to check the phone twice a week, following up enquiries . This rewarding and vital role is a great way to support those needing that support to access the right information.

For more information on the role and to register your interest.
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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 that enables all dyslexic people to reach their potential.

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  • 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
    Chef
  • 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
    Entrepreneur
  • 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
    Actor
  • 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
    Actor
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.

By

Alex Brookes (Aged 9)
Patoss Bulletin – May 2008