Somerset Dyslexia Support Group

VISITORS and members enjoyed hot drinks and a chat at Somerset Dyslexia Association’s first drop-in meeting of the year, discussing concerns, exploring coping strategies and browsing through the resources.

Drop-ins are held on the first Saturday of each month in the Meeting Room at Taunton Library, Paul Street, from 10am to noon. The next meeting is on Saturday, February 4.

Meetings are run by volunteers who all have considerable experience of dyslexia, including parents experienced in supporting children, adults with knowledge of dyslexia and specialists who can advise on assessments, tutoring and IT support.

Membership is not necessary, all are welcome and there is no charge. Adult Support Group members also meet here to attend the main drop-in and access the wide range of resources.

Bookings are now being taken for Dyslexia: Identifying and Dealing with the Barriers to Learning, Working Memory, Information Processing and Effective Learning, plus; Ideas and guidance for teachers and parents, on May 25. Tickets bought before Jan 16th 2017 are £70, otherwise they will be £75. The website, has booking details.

Helpline numbers for further information and any concerns about family members who may have dyslexia are 01823 672271 and 01749 675139.