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A collection of iPad Apps for learners with dyslexia / reading and writing difficulties

Posted: 20 August 2014

Click to view an extensive list of iPad Apps for learners with dyslexia / reading and writing difficulties  

Lesser-known things about Asperger’s syndrome

Posted: 18 August 2014

When people hear the words Asperger’s syndrome, they often think of children or Albert Einstein – even though he was never formally diagnosed. But here are some things […]

Preparing children with SEN for the move to secondary school

Posted: 5 August 2014

Jonothan Wright looks at how schools can prepare children with SEN for the move to secondary school The move from primary to secondary school marks an important point […]

“Dyslexia is an opportunity”, says Princess

Posted: 5 August 2014

HRH Princess Beatrice spoke about her struggle with dyslexia, and told pupils with the condition they have “magical” brains that just process differently, when she visited two South […]

Exam watchdog Ofqual to check ‘extra help’ data

Posted: 1 August 2014

The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils. English and Welsh exam boards […]

How to manage stress caused by dyslexia in the workplace

Posted: 1 August 2014

Dyslexic employees face particular challenges and often experience work-related stress. Nancy Doyle, a psychologist looks at effective workplace adjustments to support staff with the condition. Read the full […]

New Code detailing Special Educational Needs law passed

Posted: 31 July 2014

The new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 Years has now been approved by both Houses in Parliament. Welcomed as a ‘historic moment’ by […]

The History Of Dyslexia

Posted: 31 July 2014

The following is the history of something I’ve dealt with all my life. The fact that I can write about it in a semi-coherent manner is proof that […]

New Research Supports the Cerebellar vs. Phonological Hypothesis of Dyslexia, States Harold Levinson, M.D.

Posted: 21 July 2014

A new study just published in the journal Neurocase revealed significant attention deficits for adults with dyslexia akin to those previously found in children. Lead author Dr Michael Proulx concludes […]

Join the Dore team!

Posted: 16 July 2014

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our team as client liaison and sales support. If you live locally to our offices in Leamington Spa, love Dore […]

New report offers guidance for parenting kids with ADHD

Posted: 15 July 2014

Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders are at a high risk of developing substance abuse problems later. And the American Academy of Pediatrics is out with additional guidance for […]

12 Amazing Things Exercise Does to Your Body

Posted: 15 July 2014

You know exercise is good for keeping you slim and in shape, but there are other reasons to hit the gym or head out for a walk, from […]

Our Summer Offer

Posted: 10 July 2014

Try out Dore for £95 What can I expect? Understand how the Dore Programme can support you Meet the Dore coaches Find out about the Dore Programme and […]

ADHD and Kids: 5 Tips for Setting Appropriate Rules

Posted: 8 July 2014

Parenting a child with ADHD can present various challenges because of the disorder’s symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Kids with ADHD may have every intention of […]

What do teachers need to know about ADHD?

Posted: 7 July 2014

Often controversial, it divides opinion like few conditions can. Geoff Kewley andNeil Rutterford examine the facts, the fiction and the way forward for ADHD management in school In the past 15 […]

Stroud student overcomes dyslexia to win national poetry competition

Posted: 7 July 2014

When student Chloe Bayliss was given homework to write a poem, the last thing she expected was to end up at one of the country’s top literary awards. […]

Understanding ‘attention deficit’ in dyslexics could help improve reading

Posted: 7 July 2014

A new study from researchers in our Department of Psychology has revealed that understanding attention deficits in adults with dyslexia may help develop new techniques for reading and […]

Coronation Street confirms ADHD storyline, new Platt family crisis

Posted: 7 July 2014

Coronation Street has confirmed that it will be exploring the issue of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a forthcoming storyline. Kylie Platt’s son Max (Harry McDermott) will be […]

What do teachers need to know about ADHD?

Posted: 3 July 2014

n the past 15 years, there has been a greatly increased recognition that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a valid and important neurodevelopmental condition that causes challenges […]

Cultivating self-confidence in students

Posted: 1 July 2014

All of us in life face tasks that we are called upon to do, but how motivated we are to accomplish them varies. Figuring out what factors are […]

Make your computer speak: Free speaking software

Posted: 27 June 2014

Find out about the free software that will make your computer speak here.

15 Signs Your Child May Have Dyslexia

Posted: 27 June 2014

One out of every five children in the United States has dyslexia, a language-based learning disorder that can cause difficulties with spelling, writing, reading fluency, and word recognition. […]

Doctors say parents and schools are pushing them to label children who are just shy or bookish as mentally ill

Posted: 25 June 2014

A worrying number of shy and book smart children are being labelled as ‘mentally ill’ by doctors who  are under pressure from parents to give them a diagnosis according […]

The Brain Science Behind Dyslexia

Posted: 25 June 2014

About 1 in 10 Americans struggle with dyslexia, a learning disability which can make reading a challenge. Children with dyslexia are often stigmatized, and feel the sting of […]

ADHD Parents: Stop Blaming Yourselves

Posted: 24 June 2014

I had a great childhood, but I had a rough time anyway. When I was growing up, we didn’t know about ADHD. That was partly because we lived […]

New app measures parents’ stress, gives advice

Posted: 24 June 2014

Researchers have developed a smartphone app paired with sensors to detect stress in parents and offer advice to help them cope in real time. Computer scientists at Microsoft […]

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Posted: 24 June 2014

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new […]

Exercise Could Prevent Alzheimer’s, Boost Brain Health Through Domino Effect Of Protein Production

Posted: 24 June 2014

It turns out that exercise might be good for more than your waistline. A new study has found that proteins released into the brain as a result of […]

Study Finds Exercise Literally Makes Your Brain Grow

Posted: 24 June 2014

Scientists know that exercise can foster the growth of new brain cells, but the factors responsible for this phenomenon have not been well understood. In a recent study, […]

Why children fidget: And what we can do about it

Posted: 17 June 2014

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school […]

England’s child mental health services ‘failing three-quarters of kids’

Posted: 16 June 2014

Only a quarter of children with mental health conditions are receiving the treatment they need, according to a study produced by the body charged with improving the health […]

New online support in dyslexia

Posted: 30 May 2014

New online dyslexia guidance was launched at a Special Educational Needs (SEN) event being attended by Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson MP. To support schools and local […]

Henry Winkler: I didn’t read a book myself until I was 31 years old

Posted: 28 May 2014

An interview with the award-winning children’s book writer of the Hank Zipzer series and dyslexia awareness campaigner – who adults of certain age will forever know as The […]

Innovative cloud software ‘Include Me’ launches at the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference

Posted: 20 May 2014

An innovative cloud based inclusion software, ‘Include Me’ is being launched in the Australian market at the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 20 – 23 May 2014, Gold Coast, […]

Getting Your Child with Aspergers or ADHD Involved in Social Events

Posted: 20 May 2014

Adolescence is a critical time for social development. But not all teens develop social skills at the same pace. Those with Asperger’s Syndrome or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder […]

Can brain-training game apps really help children with ADHD?

Posted: 19 May 2014

If you enter the words “brain games” or “brain training” into the iTunes App Store, you’ll be greeted with plenty of games that claim they can help train […]

Does diet affect children’s behaviour?

Posted: 15 May 2014

Red cordial, green lollies and anything containing sugar – they’ve all been blamed for making kids hyperactive. But how clear is the link between food and children’s behaviour? […]

Why Your Brain Needs Its Own “Inbox Zero”

Posted: 15 May 2014

Most of us are familiar with the concept of “inbox zero,” the state (and long-term goal) of having and keeping an empty inbox. Productivity blog Johnny Moneyseed explains […]

ADHD Symptoms Reduced Through Behavior Modification

Posted: 15 May 2014

New study reports that behavior modification reduces ADHD symptoms and can be as or more effective than drugs for ADHD in reducing ADHD symptoms. Newark, NJ — (SBWIRE) […]

Dyspraxia on film

Posted: 15 May 2014

This page contains links to the films which are made by the Dyspraxia Foundation or which we recommend.  To access any of these films click on the link, […]

How do we learn to read and write?

Posted: 15 May 2014

This is the time of the year when students take examinations, where reading and writing are essential elements to performing well. Yet, many individuals have trouble reading and […]

5 Tips for Parents of a Child with ADHD

Posted: 15 May 2014

If you’re the parent of a child with ADHD, you know this condition can make life difficult at times. Depending on the severity of your case, some of […]

Exercising the mind to treat attention deficits

Posted: 15 May 2014

NEW YORK — Which will it be — the berries or the chocolate dessert? Homework or the Xbox? Finish that memo or roam Facebook? Such quotidian decisions test […]

Researchers find computer-based exercises significantly improve the ability to pay attention

Posted: 15 May 2014

About one in 10 school children suffers from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Linked to measurable differences in children’s brain […]

Swimmers with dyspraxia fall foul of Paralympics bureaucracy

Posted: 15 May 2014

A change of rules means Developmental Coordination Disorder is no longer recognised as a category for official competitions. Adam Blackburn, 16, has Asperger’s syndrome and difficulties with his […]

Extra appointments now available for half term!

Posted: 14 May 2014

Due to popular demand, we have added more appointments for initial assessments during half term. So call 0333 123 0100 to book, as when they’re gone….they’re gone! Alternatively, […]

I overcame dyslexia and realised my ambition to become an author

Posted: 13 May 2014

AS a published author with a degree in English and an MA in modern culture 26-year-old Tom Williams has already achieved more than many people will in a […]

Neuroplasticity: Your Brain’s Amazing Ability to Form New Habits

Posted: 1 May 2014

One of the most popular areas of research in psychology these days is neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to restructure itself after training or practice.  In many ways, […]

Admiring Autism: Busting ‘autism myths’ with a camera

Posted: 28 April 2014

Since her young son was diagnosed as autistic, Sara Dunn has been attempting to help “challenge the myths surrounding autism” with a camera. The photographer has been documenting […]

ADHD drugs affect BMI growth rates

Posted: 22 April 2014

A new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that children treated with stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experienced slower […]

Raising a Child with ADHD

Posted: 22 April 2014

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a developmental disorder of self control. In a child with ADHD, the executive part of the brain that is supposed to be organizing […]

7 Tips for Getting Chores Done for Adults with ADHD

Posted: 22 April 2014

An ADHD brain thrives on interesting tasks. So it’s not surprising that most adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a hard time getting chores done. Chores such […]

Could fish oils help children with ADHD?

Posted: 22 April 2014

In England alone more than 650,000 prescriptions are written every year for Ritalin and other attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs. But a new study suggests a supplement sold […]

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Posted: 17 April 2014

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Warwick Castle Offer

Posted: 7 April 2014

Book an initial assessment, or attend a follow up appointment at the Dore Centre, and you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to Warwick Castle at a […]

5 early career planning tips for teens with ADHD

Posted: 7 April 2014

Teens with ADHD are hindered by a propensity to procrastinate, “get stuck,” get bored and/or argue with those in authority. For these teens, guidance can make a huge […]

Childhood family problems can stunt brain development

Posted: 4 April 2014

New research from the UK has found that exposure to common family problems during childhood and early adolescence can stunt healthy brain development, which could lead to mental health issues later in life. The […]

Neuroscientists discover how practice makes perfect

Posted: 4 April 2014

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University have made a breakthrough discovery that explains how the muscle-controlling neurons of the brain master skills through practice. The […]

The Cerebellum is the No. 1 reason practice makes perfect

Posted: 4 April 2014

My father was born the son of Montana missionaries in the 1930s. Becoming the Montana State tennis champion as a high school student was his ticket out of […]

How is the cerebellum linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Posted: 4 April 2014

In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers have found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating. This […]

ADHD drugs review call in Wales from psychologists

Posted: 3 April 2014

he way drugs to treat a common childhood disorder affecting behaviour are prescribed in Wales should be reviewed, said psychologists. There was a 57% rise in prescriptions for […]

Dyslexia-friendly passwords

Posted: 3 April 2014

Almost all advice on how to choose a good password is bad for somebody with dyslexia. People with dyslexia tend to be very bad at remembering, reading and writing […]

No standard offering of aid for dyslexia

Posted: 3 April 2014

Last month, a leading professor of education argued in Times Higher Education that dyslexia had become a catch-all term for a variety of learning difficulties faced by students and called for […]

10 strategies to help your child cope with dyslexia

Posted: 1 April 2014

At the present time, dyslexia has become very common in children. This may represent a challenge for any family. Dyslexia encompasses difficulty in reading and word-recognition skills. For […]

For parents who have children with ADHD: Taking care of yourself

Posted: 31 March 2014

It is stressful to raise a child with ADHD. It places a lot of demand on you- your mind, body and spirit. These children require a lot of […]

Some special needs pupils denied education – ombudsman

Posted: 31 March 2014

Some children with special educational needs are being left without education for significant periods, a local government ombudsman report says. Read the full article

Dyslexic pupils not helped by Governments reading method

Posted: 31 March 2014

Up to 400,000 dyslexic children may be hampered in learning to read by the Government’s insistence on the use of synthetic phonics to teach them, says a report […]

Children’s hyperactivity ‘is not a real disease’, says US expert

Posted: 31 March 2014

Neuroscientist says children are being ‘labelled’ as having ADHD when there could be other reasons for their disorder. One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, whose work has been […]

Education is the best tool for dyslexia treatment

Posted: 27 March 2014

Dyslexia is a very common problem among children. It is basically related to their reading abilities. However, scientists and doctors have established different tools for Dyslexia Treatment. People […]

Exercise, sleep, nutrition: Three important things for children with ADHD

Posted: 21 March 2014

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are usually characterised by restlessness, loss of focus, impulsiveness, and poor attention to details. To help with these symptoms, healthcare professionals […]

Irish researcher makes challenging discovery about autism and dyslexia

Posted: 21 March 2014

An Irish researcher’s studies of how we integrate the inputs from our senses could provide new insights into autism and dyslexia, writes Claire O’Connell. Read the full article

Dyslexics best comprehend and define their disorder, claims Dr. Harold Levinson

Posted: 21 March 2014

A recent study published by Current Biology indicates that video games improve learning skills in dyslexics. Although many explanations are possible, these important results appear highly consistent with […]

Children urged to read to dogs, perfect listeners

Posted: 20 March 2014

Struggling child readers are being encouraged to read to dogs to help build up their confidence. Research suggests children, especially those who struggle, can be nervous and stressed […]

The Great Dyslexia Debate – Debating a Diagnosis

Posted: 20 March 2014

When a child is struggling to learn to read, clearly that child needs additional assistance. While we might argue about what that assistance should look like and appropriate labeling, […]

World Book Day Pictures: Schoolchildren at dyslexia school raise cash for charity

Posted: 13 March 2014

Schoolchildren at a dyslexia school got into character for World Book Day to raise cash for charity. Maple Hayes Dyslexia School in Lichfield raised £292 for Epic Arts, […]

ADHD Medication Use Continues to Climb, Biggest Gains Seen Among Adults

Posted: 13 March 2014

The number of Americans who use medication to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose 36 percent in 5 years, totaling more than 4.8 million privately insured individuals […]

ADHD doesn’t exist and drugs do more harm than good: Doctor claims symptoms can have routine causes that are ignored due to knee-jerk diagnosis

Posted: 11 March 2014

After 50 years in practice Dr Saul says there is no such thing as ADHD. Improving your diet, exercising and sleeping more can alleviate symptoms. Distracted, fidgeting and […]

Dyslexia, or just going through a bad spell?

Posted: 5 March 2014

I DOUBT there has ever been a society so easily fooled by pseudoscience and quackery as ours is. Millions of healthy people take happy pills that do them […]

Win the Dore Programme!

Posted: 4 March 2014

For your chance to win the Dore Programme, all you have to do is attend your initial assessment in March and you will then be entered into a […]

Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD?

Posted: 3 March 2014

We have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide […]

Hard-working football star tackled dyslexia and won

Posted: 3 March 2014

The journey for Steven Naismith from an Ayrshire town to the front row of the most glamorous, lucrative football league in the world has been accompanied by a […]

Only a Few First Assessments Left for February – Book Now!

Posted: 24 February 2014

We still have a small number of first assessments for the Dore Programme available during the last week of February (w/c Monday 24th February). So call 0333 123 […]

Number of chemicals linked to problems such as autism

Posted: 19 February 2014

Number of chemicals linked to problems such as autism DOUBLES in just seven years Researchers warn that chemical safety checks must be tightened Many substances are found in […]

Can vitamins be used to treat ADHD in adults?

Posted: 17 February 2014

“Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’,” BBC News reports, saying that a wide range of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and calcium, may improve brain functioning. The BBC’s […]

Video games may help people with dyslexia learn to read

Posted: 17 February 2014

Action video games may improve literacy skills in those with dyslexia, a new study suggests. In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater […]

A dyslexic teacher achieves 100% pass rate for her students

Posted: 13 February 2014

Championing the cause of Dyslexia Action is a top young teacher who has achieved a 100% GCSE success rate for her science pupils. So what is so special […]

Vitamins and Minerals Prove Beneficial for ADHD in Adults

Posted: 11 February 2014

Study suggests that regular use of vitamin supplements could have beneficial effect on cases of adult ADHD. Read the full article

Fixers: Living with Dyspraxia

Posted: 7 February 2014

You may have never heard of it, but the chances are you know someone who has it. Dyspraxia is a condition that makes daily tasks more difficult and […]

Is ADHD Treatment In America Going Too Far?

Posted: 7 February 2014

In the past 25 years, the number of American children taking medication for ADHD has increased nearly six fold. In France, however, children diagnosed with ADHD are more […]

What Musicians Can Tell Us About Dyslexia and the Brain

Posted: 6 February 2014

Dyslexia is a frustrating disorder that gives otherwise smart people trouble with reading. Nobody knows exactly what causes it, but one popular hypothesis is that the root of […]

5 Tricks for Helping Your ADHD Child Conquer Homework

Posted: 4 February 2014

There are certain scenarios that every parent of an ADHD child dreads: We all cringe and hold our breath when the school calls. We brace ourselves when we […]

The Ups, Downs and Backwards of Dyslexic-Friendly Fonts

Posted: 4 February 2014

Dyslexia often results in an unconscious misinterpretation of letters by confusing them with similar counterparts. Watch the video

Kinect-based games shown to have positive impact on children with learning difficulties

Posted: 3 February 2014

A company called Kinems is using personalised, video game-based learning to improve the skills of children with motor impairments and learning difficulties. Read the full article

Can vitamins be used to treat ADHD in adults?

Posted: 3 February 2014

“Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’,” BBC News reports, saying that a wide range of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and calcium, may improve brain functioning. Read the […]

February Half Term First Assessments – Only a Few Available!

Posted: 3 February 2014

We still have a small number of first assessments for the Dore Programme available during the February half term week (w/c Monday 17th February). So call 0333 123 […]

MP backs dyslexia initiative

Posted: 30 January 2014

MP Mark Durkan has visited Sight Care member, Eglinton Eyecare in Derry, Northern Ireland, to support a new Schoolvision programme, which tackles the difficulties experienced by children with […]

8 Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

Posted: 29 January 2014

If your child has ADHD you might be thinking of ways to start off 2014 on the right foot. Advocating for your child this year might be all […]

Sir Paul Smith to open dyslexia event at the University of Derby

Posted: 29 January 2014

SIR Paul Smith will open an event at the University of Derby to raise awareness of dyslexia. Read the full article

Adults & ADHD: 8 Tips to Make Good Decisions

Posted: 27 January 2014

Making decisions is a challenge for adults with ADHD. The symptom of distraction is one reason decision-making is difficult. Adults with ADHD get distracted by both external cues […]

ADHD in the Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

Posted: 27 January 2014

Twenty years ago, reporters who asked me about what was then called ADD almost always opened with the question: “Is this just an excuse people make up for […]

School girl aged 11, asks Michael Gove to do more for dyslexic pupils

Posted: 27 January 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl from Dorking who was bullied because of her dyslexia has asked the Education Secretary for better teacher training to help other youngsters – and received […]

Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler’s BBC children’s TV show to premiere on iPlayer

Posted: 22 January 2014

A new comedy series from Henry Winkler – best known as ‘The Fonz’ in 1970s American sitcom Happy Days – will premiere on BBC iPlayer a week before […]

Ten steps to effective SEN provision

Posted: 10 January 2014

David Bartram looks at what schools can do to ensure that learners with SEN get the support they need Too many children with SEN and disabilities are not making […]

ADHD: diagnosis of a generation driven to distraction

Posted: 9 January 2014

Does the disorder even exist, asks a controversial new book, or is it really a collection of separate conditions? It used to be merely a label for naughty […]

Top tips for coping with challenging behaviour

Posted: 8 January 2014

In her second article about parenting a child with ADHD, Alison Thompson shares her top tips for coping with challenging behaviour. Read the full article on the SEN website.

Movement interventions help improve literacy skills for children

Posted: 8 January 2014

Received wisdom would say that the only thing which will improve reading skills in children with SEN is literacy teaching. However, recent developments in cognitive science suggest that […]

Grimsby author overcomes dyslexia to write her first book

Posted: 7 January 2014

AN AUTHOR who has overcome dyslexia and other disabilities to publish her first book is hoping her work will inspire others facing similar barriers Read the full story […]

School ‘labelled me as special needs’, says chef Jamie Oliver who suffers from dyslexia

Posted: 6 January 2014

Jamie Oliver has criticised his schooling – saying he was labelled as “special needs” and teased for being taken out of class for extra help. Read the full […]

My struggle with dyslexia at school shaped my approach to education

Posted: 6 January 2014

Headteacher Kate Chisholm explains how her own difficult experience of school inspired her to work in education and devise new approaches to literacy Read the full article here.

Is your teen with ADHD ready to drive?

Posted: 6 January 2014

Although learning to drive may be a rite of passage for most teens, teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may need extra help… Read the full article here

January Sale!

Posted: 23 December 2013

If you book to have your first consultation with us between 27th December and 31st January, you will receive £100 off the price of your initial assessment! So call […]

Spelling out the needs of students with dyslexia

Posted: 19 December 2013

One in 10 people is affected by the condition, and although general teacher training doesn’t include enough about how to teach children who have it, knowledge and support […]

Environmental factors might raise ADHD risk

Posted: 19 December 2013

A new study from Australia sheds more light on what environmental factors might raise the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Read the full article here.

How Games For Life in Cambridge are developing video games to help people with ADHD

Posted: 17 December 2013

For years computer games have been accused of negatively affecting the young, but with the arrival of Games For Life, a not-for-profit firm based in Cambridge, computer games […]

Tips for parents to support their children to write.

Posted: 27 November 2013

The National Literacy Trust has created a website – www.wordsforlife.org.uk – to give parents tips on how to support their children to write, with a particular focus on boys.

Children using mobile phone ‘textisms’ in school work

Posted: 27 November 2013

Research from the National Literacy Trust finds that pupils – particularly boys – are using “txt speak” in school work and increasingly relying on spellcheckers to get by. […]

Steroid injections for premature babies could raise ADHD risk

Posted: 27 November 2013

Injections are vital to baby’s survival but could increase likelihood of behavioural and emotional problems. Read the full article here.  

ADHD Diagnoses Rose by 42 Percent Since 2003; Could it Indicate Need for Earlier Intervention?

Posted: 27 November 2013

In the past decade the rate of children diagnosed with ADHD increased by two million and one million more kids were being medicated for the condition. Read the […]

A Christmas Gift from Dore

Posted: 21 November 2013

Here at Dore, we are dusting off our baubles and hanging up the tinsel; we are brimming with Christmas cheer! Join us in our festive spirit when you […]

Dyspla arts festival: All the right letters…

Posted: 13 November 2013

Dyspla is an arts festival that showcases the talent of people with dyslexia. This year they’re going back to basics. All flyers for the November event openly and […]

ADHD diagnosis may have become too broad causing ‘needless and harmful’ treatment for children

Posted: 13 November 2013

Wider classification of ADHD symptoms has seen rise in diagnosis Prescriptions for treatments increased twofold in children over five years Use of stimulant drugs such as Ritalin increase […]

New Swindon group for ADHD sufferers

Posted: 13 November 2013

ADHD sufferers and their families in the town now have some much-needed help. A new support group has been set up for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, […]

See the world through a dyslexic’s eyes

Posted: 13 November 2013

Sufferer designs striking graphics to reveal how words and numbers look to him The book is called ‘I wonder what’s it’s like to be dyslexic’ It was created […]

New, Affordable Licence Scheme for Schools – only 30 Places Available!

Posted: 5 November 2013

It has never been more simple and cost effective for schools to implement the Dore Programme, so it’s no surprise that the number of educational establishments across the […]

Darts legend Bobby George launches education project

Posted: 4 November 2013

Darts legend Bobby George, the man who put the `bling’ into the televised sport, was at Ipswich Waterfront on Wednesday to help launch an important educational project. Bobby, […]

Book Now for November!

Posted: 21 October 2013

October has proved to be extremely popular and is now fully booked up. However, we still have some appointments available in November. Give Dore a call on 0300 […]

Friday’s Child

Posted: 18 October 2013

Friday’s Child has just completed the Dore Programme. Friday’s child was struggling in school and unable to read. He had one to one coaching and special sessions designed […]

Top 10 Resources on Dyslexia

Posted: 17 October 2013

1. Dyslexia Basics Do you think your child or student might have dyslexia? “Dyslexia Basics,” a factsheet by International Dyslexia Association, tells you the definition, symptoms, causes and […]

Thursday’s Child

Posted: 17 October 2013

Thursday’s Child is clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball and team sports and has difficulty with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks. Some people think that dyslexia and […]

DYSPRAXIA: Could your child’s clumsiness be something more serious?

Posted: 16 October 2013

MANY children fall over a lot, forget simple instructions and have terrible handwriting but when does it stop being a normal part of childhood clumsiness and become something […]

How to teach…dyslexia awareness

Posted: 16 October 2013

One in ten people in the UK are dyslexic, which works out at around three students in each classroom. A report by the Driver Youth Trust reveals that […]

Wednesday’s Child

Posted: 16 October 2013

Wednesday’s Child reads and re-reads with little comprehension but goes to a school which uses Dore. Wednesday’s child’s teacher has noticed her struggle with reading and comprehension so […]

Dyslexic students like me need more support at university

Posted: 15 October 2013

Some universities are better at supporting dyslexic students than others, writes a student blogger. During the first year of my sciences degree at a top university that prides […]

Dyspraxia – Family hopes to spread word about rare condition

Posted: 15 October 2013

It is a condition that affects one or two children in every class but new figures show almost half of us have never heard of dyspraxia. It’s a […]

How to recognise a child with Dyspraxia

Posted: 15 October 2013

New figures show almost half of us have never heard of dyspraxia, although it affects one or two children in every class. It’s a learning disability which affects […]

Tuesday’s Child

Posted: 15 October 2013

Tuesday’s Child has a father who often daydreams, can lose track of time, has difficulty sustaining attention and struggles to read him a bedtime story. Dyslexia often runs […]

Robert Redford’s Son Makes Family Dyslexia Film

Posted: 14 October 2013

James Redford, the son of the famous movie star, films a “personal” documentary about his own son’s learning difficulties. Read the full article and watch the video here.

EEG brainwave tests help diagnose ADHD symptoms

Posted: 14 October 2013

Tests of brainwaves using EEG may be helpful in distinguishing subtypes of ADHD, helping to diagnose whether a teen’s symptoms are mainly inattention or mainly hyperactivity and impulsiveness. […]

Monday’s Child

Posted: 14 October 2013

Monday’s Child appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at the level of her peers. These are classic symptoms of dyslexia and […]

E-readers may benefit some with dyslexia

Posted: 2 October 2013

“E-readers are more effective for some readers with dyslexia than paper,” BBC News reports. The story comes from a study of just over 100 students with dyslexia. Researchers compared the […]

Walking to school ‘could help reduce need for ADHD drugs’

Posted: 27 September 2013

Walking to school helps children concentrate in lessons and could even reduce the need for drugs to control conditions such as ADHD, according to new research. More than […]

Dore Graduate turns mentor for Everest trek

Posted: 23 September 2013

A TEENAGER who drew inspiration to succeed from taking part in the televised Extreme Classrooms project is going on a new adventure, but this time as a mentor […]

How KINDLES are better for dyslexics than paper books

Posted: 23 September 2013

Shorter lines of text make it easier for readers to digest the words Some dyslexic people can read more quickly when using an e-book People with limited visual […]

Which School? for Special Needs is a comprehensive guide to SEN education in the UK

Posted: 19 September 2013

Which School? for Special Needs is a comprehensive guide to SEN education in the UK. Containing a directory of independent and non-maintained schools and colleges providing for children with […]

Managing your finances when you have ADHD

Posted: 19 September 2013

For years, Mike Lescelius, 54, a sound recording engineer in Murphysboro, Illinois, struggled with managing his money. A lifetime sufferer of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he would forget […]

Department for Education to provide materials for teaching pupils with special needs

Posted: 18 September 2013

The department have announced that Nasen will host the advanced needs and complex needs training materials for SEND, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. Nasen will […]

Calum and Lewis

Calum is set to Reach New Heights

Posted: 17 September 2013

Dore graduate, Calum Carter, has been chosen to join a team of mentors to lead 11 young people with special educational needs in a once-in-a-lifetime challenge, to climb […]

Exercise Linked With Decreased Symptoms Of Depression, Review Shows

Posted: 16 September 2013

Exercise can be effective at reducing symptoms of depression among people with the condition, according to a new review of studies published in The Cochrane Library, but researchers […]

For college-age students with ADHD, new resources available

Posted: 16 September 2013

When people think of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they might think of a boy bouncing off a wall, unable to focus on his homework. But […]

Gym as treatment for ADHD?

Posted: 10 September 2013

An article in the current issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry about the role of exercise in treatment of ADHD gives […]

Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers

Posted: 10 September 2013

1.2 million children in the UK have dyslexia, a print disability where students have difficulty reading and interpreting meaning. For them, though words are visible, they may swim […]

Inner ear disorders ‘linked to hyperactivity’

Posted: 6 September 2013

Inner-ear problems could be a cause of hyperactive behaviour, research suggests. A study on mice, published in Science, said such problems caused changes in the brain that led […]

Are ADHD and Autism related? Scientists find more similarities

Posted: 4 September 2013

Children with ADHD were more likely to exhibit stronger traits which include socialisation and interpersonal skills with their peers, understanding and thought process, facial recognition and behavioural difficulties. […]

Counselling help for people with Aspergers and ADHD

Posted: 4 September 2013

Relate is the well respected charity providing support for all the family when they have difficulties in their relationships. Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire have trained their professionally […]

£800,000 spent on ADHD drugs in Worcestershire last year

Posted: 4 September 2013

ALMOST £800,000 was spent on drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Worcestershire last year, new figures have revealed. The county’s spend on prescriptions for psychostimulant […]

Could a simple font help dyslexics read?

Posted: 2 September 2013

‘Dyslexie’ helps sufferers overcome their difficulties by making letters more unique A study by researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands found that Dyslexie reduced the […]

Back to School- Dr. Levinson Provides Dramatic Help and Hope for ADHD Children with Dyslexia and Phobias

Posted: 27 August 2013

A unique therapy now provides rapid and dramatic medical help to those with ADD/ADHD as well as related Dyslexia or LD, including school and other Phobias. All these […]

Nutrition & Dyslexia – What Works?

Posted: 21 August 2013

On top of assessments and tailored teaching, children with dyslexia and dyspraxia can benefit massively from the right nutrition. The most important factor to consider is essential fat […]

Dore featured in the local paper

Posted: 21 August 2013

Dyslexic people can gain support in Leamington… see the article here.

Children with autism or ADHD spend twice as much time playing video games

Posted: 20 August 2013

Children with autism or ADHD spend twice as much time playing video games and are more likely to become addicted to them. Children with autism and ADHD are […]

Top tips for dealing with dyslexia in the workplace

Posted: 19 August 2013

A combination of tools and techniques can help professionals with dyslexia overcome the challenges they face at work. 10% of the population in Britain is dyslexic, 4% severely […]

ADHD Tip: 5 Tricks to Manage Time Wasters

Posted: 19 August 2013

For many of us, managing time is tricky, especially thanks to the pull of technology. Everything is simply a click or keyword away. Maybe you even do what […]

Researchers Identify Early Detection Method for Dyslexia

Posted: 19 August 2013

About 10 percent of Americans suffer from dyslexia, a learning disability that can hinder a person’s ability to read, write, and even speak. The condition is characterized by […]

Dyslexia could be diagnosed by MRI brain scan

Posted: 15 August 2013

Researchers from MIT have discovered a link between the size of a language-processing area of the brain and poor pre-reading skills in kindergartners. This finding, coupled with an […]

We Have Moved

Posted: 14 August 2013

At the end of July, Dore packed up the beanbags and moved to smart new clinic rooms and offices in Leamington Spa. Our new address is: Number Seven, Clarendon […]

Tips from the front lines: Coping with ADHD in the classroom

Posted: 14 August 2013

As a new school year approaches, an estimated 55 million children will return to classrooms, and some of them bring a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with them. […]

Use of ADHD drugs ‘increases by 50% in six years’

Posted: 13 August 2013

There has been a 50% rise in the use of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in six years. Prescriptions for methylphenidate drugs, including Ritalin, rose from 420,000 […]

Dore features in the Top 40 Dyslexia Twitter Handles

Posted: 8 August 2013

Check out The Tutor Crowd Blog for the full list of Twitter Handles.

Dyslexia is Britain’s secret weapon in the spy war:

Posted: 16 July 2013

Top codebreakers can crack complex problems because they suffer from the condition. GCHQ bosses say those with the disorder see things in codes others do not. The Cheltenham-based […]

This young scientist is using technology to help dyslexics

Posted: 16 July 2013

Spanish researcher Luz Rello has been unanimously awarded the European Young Researchers’ Award 2013 (EYRA), for which she was competing against fellow European PhD candidates across all disciplines. […]

We Are Moving

Posted: 10 July 2013

At the end of July, Dore will be packing up the beanbags and moving to smart new clinic rooms and offices in Leamington Spa. Approximately 12 miles from […]

Olympic Medalist was diagnosed with ADHD.

Posted: 8 July 2013

Louis Smith, 24, was raised in Peterborough. He was diagnosed with ADHD, and at the age of four started gymnastics to counter his condition. A good singer, he […]

New website for siblings of kids with SEN

Posted: 5 July 2013

A new online service aims to provide information, advice and support to siblings of children with disabilities and SEN. YoungSibs, the brainchild of UK charity Sibs, includes a […]

Dyslexia is a nuisance, not a curse

Posted: 4 July 2013

Professor John Sutherland’s article (What should a chef with dyslexia read?, G2, 27 June) itself made surprising reading, coming from a former university teacher, with its inaccurate, outdated […]

Welcome to the world of books, Jamie Oliver. Now, just stick to what you like

Posted: 28 June 2013

We’re often too quick to use our reading habits as a way of showing off, but what’s important is enjoying it, not self-consciously reading the classics. Jamie Oliver […]

Founder of ADHD charity ADDISS awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted: 28 June 2013

A mother awarded an OBE for her work with sufferers of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has said how “wonderful” it was to be acknowledged. Andrea Bilbow, 56, set […]

Do ADHD kids just need better sleep?

Posted: 26 June 2013

More children – and adults – than ever are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Yet many of those may not have the behavioural disorder but […]

Could children diagnosed with ADHD just need better sleep?

Posted: 19 June 2013

More youngsters than ever are prescribed drugs for hyperactivity. Sleep deprivation in children causes similar effects as ADHD. Some experts think kids diagnosed with ADHD really suffer from […]

Shelter Dogs Help Improve Moods Of Teenagers With ADHD

Posted: 17 June 2013

Teenagers living in residential treatment centers can have their moods improved if they receive regular visits from a canine companion, a researcher from Washington State University (WSU) has […]

Help for Dyspraxia

Posted: 17 June 2013

Do you have worries that your child is ‘clumsy’ and are not as good as their peers in activities that require co-ordinated movements? Dyspraxia is generally regarded as […]

Group of children publish book on coping with dyslexia

Posted: 14 June 2013

A group of Co Clare school children with dyslexia has written a book outlining their struggles with the condition. Find out more.

Genetics Of Dyslexia And Language Impairment Unraveled, Earlier Diagnosis To Come

Posted: 14 June 2013

By looking at the genetics of dyslexia and language impairment, researchers now feel they have a tool for earlier diagnosis and intervention. People affected by dyslexia often go […]

Dore Event in Amersham

Posted: 13 June 2013

It was great to meet all the parents, young adults and teachers who came to our Amersham event last night. If you couldn’t make it, we heard from […]

SENCOs are people too

Posted: 11 June 2013

Even the most dedicated SEN coordinators can’t work miracles, says Karen Beeby. I read with interest Hayley Goleniowska’s article, What Do Parents Really Think of SENCOs?, in SEN […]

Teachers lack skills to support dyslexics

Posted: 11 June 2013

Nearly three quarters of qualified teachers believe that they started working in the classroom without the necessary skills to teach children with dyslexia. A new report by the […]

Hard-to-read fonts ‘can boost pupil results by up to a fifth’

Posted: 31 May 2013

Dyslexic children can dramatically improve their performance at school by reading in a difficult font, according to research. The extra effort needed to decode hard-to-read words boosts pupils’ […]

ADHD may be caused by problems processing memories

Posted: 30 May 2013

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have problems processing emotional memories while they are sleeping, according to research by scientists. The findings help to shed light on some […]

Working together to support children with learning difficulties

Posted: 29 May 2013

The involvement of parents in their child’s education is recognised as hugely beneficial: it promotes important two-way communication between the school and the family, fosters common aims and […]

Can Video Games Make Dyslexic Children Read Better?

Posted: 29 May 2013

While the contention that video games are bad for kids is slowly, stubbornly slipping from the public conscious, it seems that study at the other end of the […]

New parenting program benefits ADHD children

Posted: 28 May 2013

A new program for treating the emotional health of mothers of children with ADHD has shown significant benefits for the children themselves, finds a new study by University […]

Autism rock band The AutistiX go on tour to Spain

Posted: 28 May 2013

A group of north London musicians who have overcome extraordinary obstacles are about to embark on their first international tour. The members of The AutistiX, as the name […]

Barry student raises awareness about dyslexia at House of Lords

Posted: 24 May 2013

A BARRY student has taken part in an event to raise awareness about dyslexia at the House of Lords. Ysgol Bro Morgannwg Ben Lloyd, who has been the […]

Defining My Dyslexia

Posted: 24 May 2013

I STARTED cataloging insults in the second grade. Notable put-downs heard outside my special-ed classroom included “dimwinky,” “retardochuckles” and “the meat in the sandwich of stupid.” The last […]

Dyspraxia Symptoms in Teenagers

Posted: 24 May 2013

Adolescence can be challenging for any teenager, but teenagers with dyspraxia have an especially hard time relating to people. The National Center for Learning Disabilities describes dyspraxia as […]

Calne headteacher tells MPs about ‘forgotten souls of society’

Posted: 24 May 2013

Trystan Williams, principal of The Springfields Academy in Calne, which works with young people with special educational needs, made the plea while giving evidence to the Education Select […]

Trystan Williams Chair of the Dore Foundation: “what I really enjoyed was working with the most challenging kids”

Posted: 24 May 2013

Talking heads: becoming an academy gave our school the freedom to innovate. Special school head Trystan Williams is passionate about learning outside classroom and has taken his pupils […]

Dore Foundation Chairman Trystan Williams gives evidence at the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into school sport and Olympic legacy

Posted: 24 May 2013

School sport: Head makes call for more funding. Special educational needs (SEN) schools need more money and support to help them sustain a legacy from the 2012 Olympic […]

SAP in autism recruitment drive

Posted: 23 May 2013

German software company SAP says it hopes to recruit hundreds of people with autism, saying they have a unique talent for information technology. The firm said that by […]

Bright teenager gains highest English A-level in the country despite predictions she would fail after doctors diagnosed her with dyspraxia

Posted: 21 May 2013

Frederica Drewer, 18, had been predicted a D in her English A-level The exam board want to use the teenager’s paper as model answers She scored 99.5% in […]

10 Helpful Dyslexia Resources

Posted: 21 May 2013

We offer a number of dyslexia resources at LD.org, but where else can you seek reliable assistance and information about dyslexia? The following resources will help you learn […]

One in five U.S. children may have mental disorder

Posted: 20 May 2013

A fifth of all children may have mental disorders – ADHD is the most common More adolescents have disorders that previously thought However, experts say normal responses to […]

Children with ADHD face losing benefits under HSE review

Posted: 20 May 2013

The Health Service Executive is proposing to suspend issuing new long-term illness cards to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) pending policy clarification from the Department of […]

Teaching dyslexic children: spotting the signs and supporting your students

Posted: 20 May 2013

With many teachers not trained to spot dyslexia, Sally Bouwman shares her advice for detecting the disorder. The one thing my postgraduate teacher training course had simply not […]

Grants available for disadvantaged children to take part in the Dore Programme at no cost

Posted: 20 May 2013

The Dore Foundation is a registered UK charity which currently has funds available to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds through the Dore Programme at no cost To qualify, […]

Mum sets up ‘flexi-school’ to support kids with dyslexia

Posted: 17 May 2013

A mum who gave her daughter extra lessons when she struggled with dyslexia is setting up a school to help other youngsters. Narinda Algar, from Culverstone will open […]

Why dyslexia need not be a barrier to success

Posted: 16 May 2013

WHY is dyslexia such a hard word to spell? As I nervously waited in an uncomfortable, blue, plastic chair biting the skin around my nails I wondered what […]

Brain Anatomy in Dyslexics Varies By Gender, Study Finds

Posted: 16 May 2013

Discovery suggests interventions for reading disability need to be tailored accordingly. MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) — The brains of males and females with dyslexia differ significantly, which […]

Chris Robshaw says going to Millfield School helped him overcome his dyslexia

Posted: 16 May 2013

The England captain talks about his sporting experiences in school and how it helped prepare him for a career as a rugby player. You attended Millfield School. Did […]

Dyspraxia group still going strong

Posted: 13 May 2013

Lynn was once arguably the best place in the country to live if you had to go through the trauma of having a child diagnosed with dyspraxia. The […]

Teachers lack skills to support dyslexics

Posted: 13 May 2013

Nearly three quarters of qualified teachers believe that they started working in the classroom without the necessary skills to teach children with dyslexia. A new report by the […]

Youngsters with dyslexia communicate through film

Posted: 13 May 2013

Creative teenagers invite you to explore the true meaning of dyslexia through film this Saturday. The screen showing is the culmination of an innovative and unique arts project […]

You Might Not Have ADHD. You Might Just Be Tired.

Posted: 13 May 2013

Will we ever solve the mystery surrounding the symptoms and diagnosis of ADD/ADHD? The New York Times recently fanned the flames of the controversy over whether many cases […]

How dyslexia inspires composer Andrew Lewis’ sonic art work

Posted: 10 May 2013

A world premiere to mark a composer’s 50th birthday and a sonic art work inspired by dyslexia are among the Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music highlights. The […]

The American Psychiatric Association’s New ADHD Rules Are Flirting With Disaster

Posted: 9 May 2013

One of the lessons I’ve learned as I get older is that sometimes the most important things that affect us have incredibly obscure beginnings. One upcoming change that […]

Dyslexic PC Faced ‘Unfair Treatment’ by Sellafield Force

Posted: 9 May 2013

A FIREARMS officer who has taken his former employers to court alleging he faced discrimination because of his dyslexia, said he regretted having to take legal action but […]

Llanelli triathlete Liam Lloyd inspires youngsters with dyslexia

Posted: 2 May 2013

TEENAGE triathlete Liam Lloyd is encouraging young people with dyslexia to go for gold. The 18-year-old from Llanelli, who is hoping to qualify for Team GB’s Junior Triathlon […]

Are we confusing ADHD with sleep deprivation? Leading expert says hyperactivity could be due to sleep problems

Posted: 2 May 2013

Professor of psychiatry, Vatsal Thakkar, thinks poor sleep could be to blame Number of sleep-deprived people has rocketed by 33 per cent since 1960 Says for some people […]

Study Finds Learning Disabilities Often Bundled, Fairly Common

Posted: 2 May 2013

A new University of Melbourne study suggests that up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs). Disabilities include problems with math […]

Black Eyed Peas – Will.i.am Has Adhd

Posted: 29 April 2013

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd). The hip-hop star has opened up about his condition for the first time, revealing he faces a […]

Helping children with dyspraxia to fulfil their potential

Posted: 23 April 2013

Dyspraxia can affect children’s social and emotional development as well as their motion skills. Elizabeth Smith explains how to support children with the disorder to overcome their difficulties […]

ADHD: looking beyond medication

Posted: 23 April 2013

Powerful medications are not a quick fix for ADHD, and we should use a more collaborative approach to treatment, says Kate Fallon Two years ago, I stood in […]

Students with ADHD find new challenges in college life

Posted: 23 April 2013

With attention deficit hyperactivity disorder cases on the rise nationally, University of Alabama students with ADHD work to find ways to stay focused and succeed in their academic […]

ADHD warning from campaigners

Posted: 15 April 2013

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without a local authority statement are at risk of permanent exclusion from school, campaigners have warned. Parents and carers of children […]

Angus dyslexia group gets Hollywood backing

Posted: 11 April 2013

A new branch of Dyslexia Scotland will start in Angus next month with a Hollywood endorsement. The group will hold around four meetings a year that will be […]

New listening facility on our website

Posted: 28 March 2013

We understand that for some people with learning difficulties it may be difficult to read websites. Therefore we have added a new feature to our website that will […]

Education Show 2013: Update

Posted: 28 March 2013

We spent 3 days at the Education Show in March, where we were delighted to meet so many teachers, SENCos, students and parents. We also had the opportunity […]

Anglesey schoolgirl’s life transformed after help for dyslexia

Posted: 21 March 2013

THE mum of a schoolgirl says her daughter’s life has been transformed after she received help for her dyslexia at the Dore Centre. Katie Thomas, now aged 11, […]

‘When Jessica screamed and cried, I didn’t know how to cope’

Posted: 19 March 2013

So many families quietly endure the heartbreak of raising a child with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, but help is out there. Jessica is a little blonde girl […]

Ever wondered how dyslexic teachers cope?

Posted: 19 March 2013

Ever wondered how dyslexic teachers cope? Sal McKeown finds out why it was love at first sight when Joe Beech met his iPhone. There is plenty of media […]

Four schools recognised for helping pupils with dyslexia

Posted: 19 March 2013

FOUR schools have been recognised for their good practice in supporting children with dyslexia. Oaktree, Brookfield, Nylands and Kingsdown schools have been working towards the British Dyslexia Association’s […]

Neurologists Advise Against Doctors Prescribing ADHD Medications To Children

Posted: 18 March 2013

The American Academy of Neurology has issued a position paper warning medical professionals about the dangers of prescribing ADHD medication to healthy kids. ADHD medications such as Adderall […]

Easier way to pay

Posted: 12 March 2013

Here at Dore, we have been working towards making the Dore Programme (for people with learning difficulties) more accessible. We have listened to you and understand that for […]

James Martin: ‘Dyslexia drove me to success’

Posted: 11 March 2013

As he travels the US with a new series on baking, the chef explains how he built a £5m fortune despite being unable to read When James Martin […]

Childhood ADHD may lead to troubles later on in life

Posted: 5 March 2013

Nearly a third of people diagnosed as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) still have the condition in adulthood, according to a U.S. study of thousands. The […]

The Power of Art: Can a melody treat ADHD?

Posted: 5 March 2013

Music is one of the most ancient arts, a skill that has been with humans for thousands of years. But it’s now the subject of hi-tech inquiry from […]

Bomb disposal hero’s biggest battle… with dyslexia

Posted: 4 March 2013

THE top officer of a regiment dubbed The Real Hurt Locker has backed the Oxford Mail’s Reading Campaign and spoken of his battle against dyslexia. Lieutenant Colonel Adam […]

Video games tested as treatment for dyslexia

Posted: 4 March 2013

“Video games help reading in children with dyslexia,” BBC News reports. The news is based on a study that found that video games could be used to treat dyslexia in children. […]

An autobiography by the England cricketer who benefited from the Dore Programme

Posted: 21 February 2013

Paul Nixon once could barely contemplate reading a book, let alone writing one. The former Leicestershire — and England — wicketkeeper always found that his concentration would falter […]

Researchers Find a Biological Marker For Dyslexia In Kids

Posted: 20 February 2013

Detecting the reading disorder as early as possible may help more children to overcome reading and learning problems. About one in 10 people suffer from dyslexia, the reading […]

Subtle symptoms of ADHD in adults leaves condition underdiagnosed

Posted: 19 February 2013

Adults who struggle to make it to work on time and find it difficult to focus on their career could be suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — […]

Study: ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Medication in 9 Out of 10 Kids

Posted: 18 February 2013

Most still had moderate to severe symptoms over six years of follow-up. The current debate over ADHD medication focuses on whether the benefits — improved concentration, better behavior, […]

Strategies for Common Problems That Strike Women With ADHD

Posted: 5 February 2013

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can take a heavy toll on women’s lives. Everything from the seemingly minute (such as arriving on time) to the very significant (raising […]

Dyslexia campaign to tour country

Posted: 5 February 2013

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has received a donation of £37,000 from the Qualcomm Foundation, the charitable arm of the global mobile technology company Qualcomm. The award will […]

Teaching children with Dyslexia

Posted: 21 January 2013

Unfortunately, the label of ‘being Dyslexic’ is often bring seen as a negative and can bring upset, limitations and hurdles to a student. However, with the right training, […]

Dyslexia campaign to tour country

Posted: 15 January 2013

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has received a donation of £37,000 from the Qualcomm Foundation, the charitable arm of the global mobile technology company Qualcomm. The award will […]

A special Newsround looking at dyslexia in school

Posted: 7 January 2013

12 year old Ben presents a special Newsround report looking at the levels of support children with dyslexia get at school. The presenter Dom Wood also joined us […]

My Dyslexic Mind – A Newsround Special

Posted: 4 January 2013

About one in every ten children has dyslexia. There’s probably somebody in your class with it – but do you know what it is? My Dyslexic Mind explores […]

‘My Secret Past’ – Shane Lynch – Dyslexic

Posted: 4 January 2013

Watch the trailer of ‘My Secret Past’ and follow Boyzone’s Shane Lynch through his personal journey as he finds out if he has dyslexia. Channel 5. Monday 7th […]

Adult dyslexia forty years on

Posted: 2 January 2013

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has published a report examining progress on issues facing adults with dyslexia over the past four decades. Produced to coincide with the fortieth […]

The Biggest Myths About Girls with ADHD

Posted: 2 January 2013

It’s only in recent years that ADHD is becoming better understood in girls and women. But we still have a long way to go, according to Terry Matlen, […]

My Dyslexic Mind: A Newsround Special

Posted: 2 January 2013

One in 10 people in the UK are thought to have dyslexia, and in this Newsround Special, 12 year-old Ben, who has the condition himself, explores the difficulties […]

Newsround insight into dyslexia

Posted: 2 January 2013

The BBC is attempting to give children a glimpse of what it is like to have dyslexia. Interactive site Try Being Me will be launched online to accompany […]

Record number of kids given drugs for ADHD

Posted: 21 December 2012

THE number of pills given to hyperactive kids has soared to record levels. A staggering 714,000 prescriptions for Ritalin — used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — […]

Record number of ADHD prescriptions

Posted: 21 December 2012

A record number of people have been given drugs to combat ADHD, figures show. In 2011, GPs wrote almost 715,000 prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity […]

NHS failing to cope with rise in ADHD diagnoses

Posted: 18 December 2012

HEALTH services are struggling to provide support for the rising number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an NHS watchdog has warned. Some health boards […]

Dyspraxia: ‘There’s little help out there for children with hidden condition’

Posted: 12 December 2012

Devoted dad Steve Middlemiss knows only too well how difficult it can be for a child with a learning difficulty. His eight-year-old son Harry was diagnosed with dyspraxia […]

Optician using experience to help those with dyslexia

Posted: 7 December 2012

WHEN optician Brenda Rainford is with a client she has all the usual tools of her trade close at hand, including letter charts and a variety of lenses. […]

Dore Foundation Trustees to appear on BBC One Breakfast

Posted: 7 December 2012

Dore Foundation Chair, Trystan Williams, and Trustee, Alan Chambers will be appearing on BBC One Breakfast on Sunday (9th November) to talk about the documentary ‘The Hottest Classroom […]

Expedition to Tanzania to raise money for Dore foundation.

Posted: 7 December 2012

‘The Hottest Classroom On Earth’ will be shown on the BBC News Channel this weekend (8th / 9th December). The BBC documentary follows the inspirational journey of ten pupils […]

The Dore Foundation launches new website.

Posted: 6 December 2012

The Dore Foundation aims to improve the lives of people who have difficulties with learning. It is a grant giving organisation with a particular focus on supporting early […]

Asperger’s, Dyslexia Among Terms Stricken From New DSM

Posted: 5 December 2012

The guidebook used by psychiatrists to diagnose mental illnesses is undergoing a radical overhaul, with Asperger’s syndrome and dyslexia being dropped and a condition describing frequent and severe […]

Alternative approaches to dyslexia

Posted: 5 December 2012

Can ideas from complementary and alternative medicine help those struggling with dyslexia? Maria Chivers investigates Complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) is one of the fastest growing markets in […]

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – 50% off Initial Assessment!

Posted: 3 December 2012

Take advantage of our special seasonal offer! The full cost of an initial assessment for the Dore Programme is £495. Call us before the end of December and […]

I’ve missed a year of school with ADHD

Posted: 26 November 2012

On the day 10-year-old Corey Francis was expelled from school, he was playing football with his friends in the playground. “I kicked the ball and it hit the […]

Llanelli Scarlets rugby team and Dore join forces.

Posted: 16 November 2012

A new addition to the Scarlets kit for the 2012-13 season is the appearance of the Dore logo at the front of the shorts, as they enter their […]

Ritalin before an exam fails the test of common sense

Posted: 12 November 2012

Students don’t need to be tested for drugs before exams – the idea of Ritalin being performance-enhancing is bogus. Here’s the latest panic about drugs. Students are, apparently, taking […]

Richard Branson and the dyslexia advantage

Posted: 12 November 2012

At 16, Richard Branson embarked on his first business venture in publishing. Two years later, he set up an audio-record mail-order business, and then he founded Virgin Records, […]

Students could be tested for performance-enhancing drugs

Posted: 7 November 2012

Students could be drug-tested before exams amid concerns that a growing number are using medication like Ritalin to boost their performance, according to professors. Discussions are taking place […]

Jobseekers with dyslexia: challenges and solutions

Posted: 6 November 2012

After encountering problems finding work, graduate Scott Bryan looks at the obstacles facing other people with the disorder and offers advice. I discovered I had dyslexia when I was 20, […]

Oakwood Academy

Posted: 5 November 2012

We are very proud to have started the Dore Programme with students from Oakwood Academy in Salford. The Youth Sport Trust has recently awarded Gold YST Partner Status […]

Smoking and hyperactivity (ADHD) share common genetic risk factor

Posted: 5 November 2012

Childhood ADHD could be gateway to smoking in adulthood, say researchers [Family-based association study of ADHD and genes increasing the risk for smoking behaviours Online First doi 10.1136/archdischild-2012-301882] […]

Aerobic exercise may offer new treatment option for ADHD

Posted: 5 November 2012

Research suggests that moderate aerobic exercise may offer a new treatment option for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Writing in the Journal of Pediatrics, Matthew Pontifex (University of Illinois […]

A little exercise may help kids with ADHD focus

Posted: 1 November 2012

Twenty minutes of exercise may help kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) settle in to read or solve a math problem, new research suggests. The small study, of […]

Dyspraxia can be serious – it deserves more recognition

Posted: 30 October 2012

Dyspraxia is poorly understood compared to its better-known cousins dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome. Imagine you’re a healthy adult with a good university degree but struggle to pour […]

Writers and sports stars throw spotlight on dyslexia

Posted: 30 October 2012

Fencing champion Keith Cook will be turning the spotlight on sport and dyslexia at a special event on Tuesday (6 November) to kick-off national Dyslexia Awareness Week. Dyslexia […]

The pupil premium is not working

Posted: 30 October 2012

Schools are failing to use money from the pupil premium to provide extra support to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, says a new report by Ofsted. While the funding […]

Council contributes to Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide

Posted: 29 October 2012

Swindon’s work in tackling dyslexia has been recognised in a publication which outlines good practice in schools. The Dyslexia Friendly Schools (DFS) Good Practice Guide has been produced […]

Members’ business: Dyslexia

Posted: 29 October 2012

Conservative MSP Margaret Mitchell said the use of the dyslexia toolkit developed by Dyslexia Scotland and its definition of the condition should be used in every one of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. […]

James Middleton: How I battled my crucifying dyslexia to read at Kate and William’s wedding

Posted: 29 October 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was 11-years-old.Now 25, James still struggles with his spelling and reading.But he managed to deliver his word-perfect […]

Dyslexia ‘does not stop you achieving’

Posted: 25 October 2012

A PERSONAL trainer is looking to inspire fellow dyslexia sufferers after speaking out about her personal struggle with the condition. Years of hard work, dedication and belief has […]

ADHD study reveals children’s views

Posted: 15 October 2012

Research finds that children with hyperactivity problems feel medication helps them, but want more treatment options. Children with hyperactivity problems do not feel that Ritalin and other drugs […]

People said my boy was bold — but he was suffering from ADHD

Posted: 15 October 2012

Daragh Crowley was upset in school — and mum Janice knew why, writes Celine Naughton Just months after Daragh Crowley started primary school his mother Janice was told, […]

From Jamie Oliver to Richard Branson: ADHD isn’t ‘just for kids’

Posted: 15 October 2012

Singer/songwriter Solange Knowles, younger sister of superstar Beyoncé, business magnate Sir Richard Branson, chef Jamie Oliver (pictured) and cycling champion Greg LeMond are just some of the celebrities […]

Sally Gardner’s top 10 books for children with dyslexia

Posted: 10 October 2012

In Dyslexia Awareness Week, severely dyslexic award-winning author Sally Gardner chooses her favourite books and audiobooks that open up the world of stories to children with dyslexia. “I […]

Eating two portions of fish a week while pregnant halves the risk of ADHD

Posted: 10 October 2012

The amount of fish a woman eats while pregnant may affect her child’s chances of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  Eating fish twice a week was linked to about a […]

Understanding dyslexia

Posted: 10 October 2012

It affects an estimated four to six per cent of the population, yet utter the word ‘dyslexia’ and all manner of myths come bounding back. He or she […]

How to tap talented students with disabilities

Posted: 10 October 2012

With unemployment stubbornly stuck around 9 percent, Molly Kirk knows she’s lucky she to have a job offer in the human resources training program at Google after graduation. […]

Eating fish in pregnancy may protect child from ADHD: research

Posted: 9 October 2012

High levels of mercury during pregnancy may increase the risk of children with ADHD, a study has found, while eating fish reduces chances of the disorder. Researchers found […]

Coping with dyslexia post-16

Posted: 9 October 2012

Katrina Cochrane examines common issues faced by dyslexic young people on leaving school, and the options and support available to them By the age of 16, many young people […]

The free ‘gravity’ font that could make reading online easier for dyslexia sufferers

Posted: 9 October 2012

It looks looks almost like a ‘melted’ page, but in fact this is the font that could help dyslexia sufferers read online. A free-to-use font created by Abelardo […]

Help for teachers on dyslexia and VI

Posted: 9 October 2012

A new service aims to help teachers, SENCOs and teaching assistants support those who struggle to read standard print. Developed by the charities Dyslexia Action and the Royal […]

New exams discriminate against dyslexics

Posted: 9 October 2012

The new English Baccalaureate Certificate, which is to replace GCSE examinations, will have a detrimental effect on those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, claims a leading […]

Dyslexia Awareness Week at the Dore Centre 8-12th October

Posted: 26 September 2012

Dyslexia Awareness Week provides an opportunity for organisations working to support people with dyslexia to raise awareness of this specific learning difficulty. Here at DORE, we are having […]

Dore at Special Needs Show 12/13 October

Posted: 31 August 2012

Dore will be showcasing the Dore Programme on Stand 285 at the TES Special Needs Show on 12th/ 13th October 2012.  We’re looking forward to having lots of […]

Teachers with dyslexia: tips for getting through your training

Posted: 30 August 2012

Primary school teacher Jadie Hurrell discusses how she managed her dyslexia during the PGCE and reveals her frustration with the academic focus of teacher assessment. The first thing you should […]

Open Dore for help with specific learning difficulties?

Posted: 3 August 2012

Dore may have attracted controversy, but Sal McKeown thinks it’s worth careful consideration The Dore Programme for treating children with dyslexia with a series of exercises is controversial. […]

‘Tackle root causes’ of pupils’ poor behaviour

Posted: 3 August 2012

Schools must do more to tackle the root causes of bad behaviour, a leading children’s charity has warned. Barnardo’s says unruly children may have special needs or serious […]

Exciting new development for all Dore clients!

Posted: 27 July 2012

Dore are very pleased to announce that our own in-house genius, Pete, has developed a fantastic new social page, called “myDore Community” for everyone enrolled on the Programme! […]

Dore partner school, Springfields Academy, wins Overall Outstanding School of the Year Award

Posted: 19 July 2012

We are very pleased to share the news that among the schools which have adopted the Dore Programme to support their SEN students, Springfields Academy (Wiltshire) – where […]

Why Business Needs People With Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention-Deficit Disorder And Dyslexia

Posted: 21 June 2012

In 1956 William Whyte argued in his bestseller, “The Organisation Man”, that companies were so in love with “well-rounded” executives that they fought a “fight against genius”. Today […]

Schoolboy entrepreneur with dyslexia makes £500,000

Posted: 18 June 2012

Schoolboy entrepreneur makes £500,000 after launching ten businesses around the world A severely dyslexic A-Level student has launched 10 companies around the globe which he claims have generated […]

12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD

Posted: 12 June 2012

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can easily disrupt your daily life. Fortunately, there are many ways you can successfully manage your symptoms. Below, experts — some of […]

Children with Dyslexia Read Better with Free App

Posted: 12 June 2012

Parents who have children with dyslexia know the frustration they and their kids feel as they face the challenge of reading. Now a French-Italian research team have discovered […]

Thank you to Sainsbury’s and Billy

Posted: 30 May 2012

On 29th May, Trystan Williams, Chair of the Dore Foundation and Headteacher of Springfields Academy (Wiltshire), received a cheque on behalf of the Foundation, from Sainsbury’s, Pontllanfraith (Gwent) […]

Dyslexia independent of IQ

Posted: 30 May 2012

If your child has dyslexia, you are not alone. According to recent studies, nearly 5 to 10 percent of American children are currently diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning […]

ADHD vs. ADD: What’s the difference?

Posted: 29 May 2012

Dennis the Menace may be the most beloved ADHD cartoon character ever! Impulsive and hyperactive, he makes the afflicted Dory, the ever-swimming, easily distracted Regal Blue Tang from […]

Young Dore client and Sainsbury’s raise £3000 for Dore Foundation

Posted: 24 May 2012

A huge “Thank You” and “Well Done” from us at Dore to Billy Tudor from South Wales, together with his local Sainsbury’s store, for their splendid efforts in […]

Special Needs budgets to be controlled by parents

Posted: 21 May 2012

A lot of discussion is going on around this news item. Do you think it’s a good idea for parents to have more choice over the range of […]

Open Dore for help with specific learning difficulties?

Posted: 21 May 2012

This article was published in Agent4Change 10 May 2012   Sal McKeown: Open Dore for help with learning difficulties?  

Overdue babies more likely to have ADHD: research

Posted: 3 May 2012

Babies who are born overdue are twice as likely to suffer from ADHD, a study has found. A study of 5,000 babies born in Rotterdam between 2002 and […]

College praised for its Dyslexia work

Posted: 27 April 2012

A leading college has been officially honoured for the extra help it provides for students with dyslexia. Runshaw College, in Leyland, is the first college in the county […]

Doctors should check balance, motor skills, vision and hearing as part of standard school entry procedures.

Posted: 27 April 2012

School doctors ‘should check infants are ready for lessons’ All children should be assessed by a school doctor before starting full-time education amid fears too many infants are […]

Brain scans spot early signs of dyslexia

Posted: 25 April 2012

CHICAGO — Instead of waiting for a child to experience reading delays, scientists now say they can identify the reading problem even before children start school, long before they become […]

Dietary changes help some children with ADHD

Posted: 25 April 2012

Together with child and adolescent psychiatrists, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have just completed an extensive report which reviews the studies which have been done so far […]

Adam Levine Wants Adults To Take Responsibility For Their ADHD

Posted: 25 April 2012

Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, and Shire have announced the launch of “The Own It Project,” designed to encourage young adults and adults who are taking responsibility […]

Aiming at giving young people the best of starts

Posted: 19 April 2012

Shapwick is a pioneering co-educational day and boarding school that occupies two separate sites situated on the delightful Somerset Levels. As a CReSTed category ‘SP’ School, Shapwick specialises […]

ADHD campaigners will “stop at nothing”

Posted: 18 April 2012

Campaigners who want better support for adults with a behaviour disorder say they will “stop at nothing” until they achieve their goal. Charity workers Minoo Noorbakhsh and Emma […]

Dore exhibiting at the National Primary Headteachers Conference 23/24 May

Posted: 17 April 2012

We will be exhibiting the Dore Programme at the National Primary Headteachers Conference in Stratford upon Avon (23/24 May) at the Holiday Inn.

Testing for Dyslexia

Posted: 17 April 2012

If you suspect that a child has dyslexia, an evaluation can lead to a better understanding of the problem and to recommendations for treatment. Test results are also […]

Dyslexia Begins With Visual Spatial Problems, Not Poor Verbal Skills

Posted: 10 April 2012

Problems with visual attention before a child is able to read may lead to a later diagnosis of dyslexia, according to a new study published in Current Biology, a […]

Richmond College flies the flags for dyslexia

Posted: 5 April 2012

Hundreds of little flags were planted at Richmond College last week, as part of an initiative to help students affected by dyslexia. The flags were planted under direction […]

Shining light’s Olympic honour

Posted: 5 April 2012

A YOUNG sports coach who overcame learning difficulties has been chosen as an Olympic torch bearer. Charlie Graham, 20, suffered badly with dyslexia at school. He has always […]

Is ADHD Overdiagnosed?

Posted: 5 April 2012

Depending on whom you ask, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is either over- or underdiagnosed. A new European study weighs in on the question suggesting gender, both of the […]

Celebrating Pupils Affected by Dyslexia

Posted: 5 April 2012

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David recently hosted a lunch on its Carmarthen campus to honour the achievements of twelve secondary school pupils affected by dyslexia. The […]

Easter Egg Hunt – Win £50 Amazon Voucher

Posted: 3 April 2012

How do you fancy winning a £50 Amazon Gift voucher or £50 off the cost of the Dore Programme? We’ve hidden four different coloured Easter eggs on various […]

Adult ADHD: Awareness, acceptance will help more seek treatment

Posted: 30 March 2012

  When John Schurmann was 12, his family immigrated to Quebec from Switzerland. Although he spoke Swiss German at home and heard French in the community, he was […]

Managing ADHD in the classroom

Posted: 28 March 2012

How we can minimise the effects of ADHD in the classroom. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an internationally validated medical condition of brain dysfunction in which individuals […]

Call for mandatory dyslexia training

Posted: 26 March 2012

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has called for mandatory dyslexia awareness sessions to be included in all initial teacher training courses. The charity argues that all teachers should […]

How EastEnders star overcame dyslexia

Posted: 26 March 2012

EastEnders star Ricky Grover reveals how he overcame dyslexia and now helps others beat it. EastEnders’ Ricky Grover is the first to admit he enjoys a fight. The […]

Tips on raising children with ADHD

Posted: 19 March 2012

Parents, professionals offer tips on raising children with ADHD. The pleasures and challenges of raising children are nothing new to the Von Theumers of Idalou. More than 40 […]

Ofsted chief in literacy warning

Posted: 19 March 2012

Literacy standards in English schools are falling behind those in other countries, Ofsted’s chief inspector will warn today. Sir Michael Wilshaw will say in a speech that progress […]

Schools ‘illegally excluding pupils’

Posted: 19 March 2012

Some schools in England are illegally excluding pupils, sometimes permanently, without going through the full formal process, a report says. England’s children’s commissioner Dr Maggie Atkinson heard some […]

Drugs are no ADHD solution

Posted: 13 March 2012

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has always been a controversial diagnosis. And now two U.S. studies have found exactly that, as has a major new study conducted by the University […]

How can I get my dyslexic son reading?

Posted: 16 February 2012

My 12-year-old son is extremely dyslexic and struggles with reading. He does want to read because he recognises how important it is, but it is hard to find […]

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