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LayardMum Mon 27-Apr-15 22:35:51

My 7year 9month old boy has dyslexia, clearly. He is August born, in year 3 and has reading test scores indicating his reading age as reception. He is bright, happy and charming and had Paediatric assessment ruling out autism, global delay and ADHD. When this was done, it was clear he had dyslexia. I've paid for private assessment which confirmed.
We discussed the School's approach and agreed that getting a private tutor (even with tight purse strings) may be best way forward. Finding one is difficult and when I called the helpline at British Dyslexia Association I was told that most find specialist dyslexia tutors through their networks.
I live in Bermondsey, SE16... no local networks known to me.
Can anyone help?


Interesting to read other blogs about how inconsistent the education response to this common learning condition is...

elltee Tue 28-Apr-15 22:11:41

Look at the PATOSS website with a list of accredited tutors, call individuals and have a chat about what they do. If you are in Bermondsey I would also recommend contacting Bloomfield learning (located close to London Bridge) who are well regarded and offer ongoing support as well as specialist assessment.

camptownraces Wed 29-Apr-15 13:08:45

I'd echo the above - the Bloomfield Learning Centre is the way to go - based near Guys Hospital.

LayardMum Wed 29-Apr-15 21:07:08

Thank you both for those recommendations. I did try ringing Bloomfield but they were on holiday, so will revisit.

OneDecisionMade Fri 08-May-15 21:04:26

I echo Eltee. I'm a PATOSS assessor and tutor (not in your area). We are listed on the PATOSS site. Contact details are all there - and you can search according to location. Good luck!

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