Dyslecsia Cymru / Wales Dyslexia

Our vision is to make Wales the best place in the world for the dyslexic individual to live, learn, work and develop to their full potential.

Our vision is to make Wales the best place in the world for the dyslexic individual to live, learn, work and develop to their full potential.

Projects

Since its formation Dyslecsia Cymru / Wales Dyslexia has supported a range of projects for the benefit of dyslexic individuals. Projects have included:

  • development of educational resources e.g. Edgair a Welsh medium ‘talking word processor’
  • development of a parents’ CD guide to dyslexia
  • activity weeks for dyslexic children
  • conferences for employers and parents/carers across Wales
  • training of workplace assessors
  • development of training courses in partnership with University of Wales Trinity St David.

 

Our most recent project is a Welsh version of  the Dyslexia Screening Test-Junior (DST-J) developed by Fawcett and Nicholson. This  is an internationally renowned assessment tool for dyslexia.

It is designed to be used by teachers and other professionals and allows schools to identify and begin intervention with dyslexic pupils rapidly, and without the need to wait on county educational psychologists’ very limited time. It does not replace a full assessment, but is a  useful tool and has been translated into many languages across the world.

Dyslecsia Cymru/Wales Dyslexia have been very fortunate to be supported in the conversion of the DST-J into Welsh by Professor Angela Fawcett who, with her colleague Professor Rod Nicholson, has given both her time and gifted the copyright to Pearson Education  who will publish our Welsh version on CD without making a profit themselves. A grant from the Ivor and Aeres Evans Trust has enabled us to collect the data needed for Angela Fawcett to develop‘norms’ for the assessment.

A large number of primary schools have allowed us to collect data across whole year groups. We would like to thank these and all others who have played a part in this project. It is hoped to launch the Prawf Sgrinio Dyslecsia Cymraeg – Iau in 2014.