At Helen Arkell, we are passionate about removing barriers to learning and life, such as dyslexia. We want to promote unsung skills, champion new ways of approaching life. We give people the tools they need to learn in their own way. We train dedicated professionals to inspire people to love learning. We help parents to nurture their children and employers to support their staff. Together we inspire people to believe in themselves, achieve their goals and succeed on their own terms.
Helen Arkell is the UK's longest established and most widely respected institution for identifying and assessing dyslexia at all ages, and teaching the next generation of experts in dyslexia.
Our bursary fund enables us to offer our services to those in need.
At Helen Arkell we are proud of our highly respected professional reputation. We offer a range of services for children and their parents, adults, employers and employees, teachers and other professionals:
- Consultations – an initial full discussion of problems with advice on the way ahead
- Assessments – from a wide range of professionals ensuring the appropriate evaluation
- Workplace dyslexia training and support
- Specialist tuition – one to one or small group, this is always ‘individualised’
- Short courses including summer schools for a booster in skills and confidence
- Skills development for adults in the workplace or studying
- Courses for Parents
- Specialist shop and resource centre on site in Frensham and online shop
- Webinars and webcasts for easily accessible online information and training
- Website – comprehensive information about Helen Arkell and all our services as well as information about dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties, as well as links to other organisations and free resources
- OCR professional training courses to Diploma level and courses for Teaching Assistants
- Short courses to update and learn new methods and strategies
- In-service sessions in schools and businesses to increase awareness and create inclusive classrooms and work environments
- Specialist shop with an online and mail order facility for schools
- CPD courses for people wishing to maintain their practising certificates
- Free training webcasts and resources
Individuals can learn about themselves, their challenges and how to compensate for them.
Parents can learn about their child’s strengths and weaknesses, how they can support learning and how to talk to and liaise with the professionals in their child’s life.
Teachers and educationalists can learn about dyslexic students and how their learning can be supported so that they can achieve their potential.
Employers can learn to understand their role in providing support for dyslexic workers. Employees can learn and develop skills to help them succeed in the workplace.
Please visit our website or get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you.