On 13 April, Dyslexia Action announced it had gone into administration after 40 years of providing support to many children and adults with dyslexia.
A statement on the Dyslexia Action website reads:
‘On Thursday 13 April 2017 Matthew Haw and Karen Spears of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed as administrators of Dyslexia Institute Limited t/a Dyslexia Action. As of the above date Dyslexia Action has ceased to trade all operations except the Training Centre, Dyslexia Guild and Units of Sound which continue to operate as usual whilst the administrators negotiate a sale of this division.'
Loss of Specialist Dyslexia Support
With 1 in 10 people diagnosed with dyslexia, the services offered by Dyslexia Action will be missed by many children, parents and adults across the country. At One Education, we were extremely shocked to hear the news that one of the lead dyslexia charities had gone into administration almost overnight, and feel that it is immensely important that those who received specialist support are still able to access dyslexia services from trained SpLD specialists.
For children and young people, a dyslexia assessment can mean the start to receiving the right specialist support in their education, and specialist support can mean increased knowledge, skills and confidence in concepts that were once out of reach. The news from Dyslexia Action has provoked many responses on parent forums and social media, however, specialists in dyslexia, SEND and literacy; educators and schools; and, parents of children with dyslexia or SpLDs are united with the same aim: to help children and young people to fulfil their potential in education and beyond. We can continue to work together, ensuring that we put children first.
If your child has been affected by the administration of Dyslexia Action, particularly in this critical period approaching summer exams, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice and support.