Welcome to Leicestershire Dyslexia Association

Due to COVID-19, the Leicestershire Dyslexia Association has put all activities on hold, in line with social distancing rules. The Dyslexia Teaching Workshop is closed, but some teachers are supporting students online or by phone.

The Annual General Meeting is usually held in mid June but it seems unlikely that this will be possible. Therefore it will either be held as an online meeting or be postponed until September. We hope to be able to hold our usual Autumn meeting in mid-October.

Helpline numbers.


If you are concerned about your child or young person and need information about dyslexia, or help with home schooling, please phone one of our helpline numbers below.  Our helpliners work from home so they are still available to take your calls within reasonable hours. It would be best if you contact the helpliner who lives nearest to you as they will know the local schools better than the others.

The Leicestershire Dyslexia Association (LDA) is a local charity that works within Leicestershire to support and raise awareness of Dyslexia.  We work on a purely voluntary basis and rely on local donations and membership to support our work.

The Association was started in 1985 by a parent  who was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester asking for advice on dyslexia. Following a tremendous response the Association was established.

We aim to give help and support people with dyslexia of all ages and advise to parents, teachers and employers. The Association can give guidance on assessment, statementing and specialist teaching.

The Association holds Open Meeting with guest speakers and events covering topics of interest to all, please go to our events page for more information

We run teaching workshops every week during term time on Saturday mornings in Leicester. They are run by volunteers with specialist teaching skills, extensive knowledge and understanding of the educational system and those difficulties faced by people with dyslexia and their carers.