UK sources of information and / or support
The national organisation for specific learning difficulties consisting of over 120 Local Dyslexia Associations and Support Groups.
Aims to help children and teenagers to succeed in both compulsory, further and higher education in the belief that getting extra help should not depend on a parents ability to pay for extra tuition. Makes no charges for any of the services or information provided.
Dyslexia Action is a national charity and a leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.
IPSEA offers free and independent advice on Local Education Authorities' legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs. These include children with physical disabilities, sensory impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, general and specific learning difficulties (including those arising from specific conditions such as Down's Syndrome, autism and dyslexia).
The site provides information to parents and teachers on learning and learning difficulties. It's got loads of short 10-min talks from various professionals and experts on dyslexia, dyspraxia, the impact of video games, help with homework and many more. It's also brimming with articles and an active forum for parents.
A charity that provides a postal audio book library to people throughout the UK who have difficulty holding a book, turning a page or reading in the normal way.
An independent school with boarding facilities for dyslexic boys aged 10-19.
Website centred around ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia and similar neurological differences along with any other type of hidden impairment. This site is also Browse aloud enabled supporting people with reading difficulties. Designed and built by people with first hand experience of hidden impairments in the UK.
Information from the Eye Care Trust.
Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.
Information from BUPA.
Further sources / more detailed information
Some non-UK sites
The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.
More detailed medical information
The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.
- PatientPlus - hundreds of medical reference articles provided by Patient UK.
- Evidence Based Medicine - such as from Clinical Evidence, The Cochrane Library, etc.
- Database of UK Clinical Guidelines - from NICE, SIGN, etc.
- Medline - abstracts available from thousands of journals.
- Sites listing free online medical textbooks and journals.
- Sites listing free medical images - pictures, atlases, anatomy, skin diseases, etc.
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