Meetings

We have regular meetings on Wednesday evenings - see dates below. They usually take place at:
The Friends Meeting House (in Cedar Road)

However, because of the coronavirus epidemic, all public meetings will take place via Zoom. Please see below for details.

Upcoming Meetings

September 15th at 8 pm

Learning with Dyslexia in a Changing Environment

by Tory Sparks, Head of Projects, The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity

We are all too aware of the reported negative effects of the pandemic on our children’s learning, but what are the implications for children and students with dyslexia?  Tory’s talk will provide an overview of the current research findings on how the pandemic has affected dyslexic learners.  She will consider the underlying characteristics which dyslexia brings to coping with a changing environment and the importance of teaching supporting strategies, to build independent learning and to make the most of the strengths and qualities commonly associated with dyslexia.

Tory is Head of Projects at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, working to broaden the charity’s geographic reach and provision of services to people with dyslexia and those who help them.  She is a qualified and practising Specialist Teacher Assessor and has tutored for many years on the Helen Arkell Level 5 and Level 7 Diploma Courses, training teachers and teaching assistants how to teach and assess learners with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties.  Prior to teaching, Tory enjoyed a successful career in marketing and public relations.  There is a familial history of neurodiversity in her family, and this has been central to her intent to increase awareness and understanding of dyslexia, both from a parental and professional point of view. 

If you would like to join this Zoom meeting please register in advance by emailing your first name, surname and email address to: admin@suttondyslexia.org.uk
First of all you will receive an acknowledgment of your registration and then on the morning of the meeting we will send the joining details.

Monday September 20th 9.45 am

Parents/ Carers Drop-in Session

The next Parent /Carer Drop-In session for Sutton Dyslexia Association  will take place on 20th September 2021 ( 9.45 -11.30 am ) at Oaks Park Café, Carshalton. There is a free car park at the Croydon Road entrance and there is outdoor undercover seating at the café.

Parents and carers of children with dyslexia are welcome to come along, meet others and exchange ideas. Members of the committee will be there to chat to you too.

Date: 20th September 2021

Time: 9.45am-11.30am

Venue: Oaks Park Café, Croydon Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM7 3BA

We will meet outside the café.

For any queries, please phone
0208 642 5448

October 20th at 8 pm

Dyslexia and Technology – a world of difference

by Mike Williams, Expert AT Services, Assistive Technology Consultancy

Does your son/daughter/pupil:

  • Struggle to read efficiently?
  • Struggle with spelling or structuring sentences?
  • Regularly forget information or have difficulty with organisation?

Are you making the most of technology?

Mike has worked in the field of assistive technology for more than 30 years. He regularly delivers assessments, training and support for people of all ages with specific learning difficulties as well as for people with disabilities like visual impairment, physical, speech and language difficulties etc.

In this online workshop, Mike will demonstrate, and talk about a range of technologies offering support for children and adults with dyslexia, or other specific learning difficulties. Some of these technologies support areas like reading, writing and spelling, whilst others provide support with organisation, planning, memory and use of audio for notetaking and recording ideas etc.

Mike will include free and low cost software and apps as well as the more “tried and tested” (not free!) software products. There will be opportunities to ask questions at the end of the workshop.

Registration will be available from September 20th 2021