February 2017 Newsletter

February 17, 2017

This month we conducted a series of interviews to gather feedback on the Coursera MOOC Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing. Many thanks to those of you who participated. Overall, feedback was extremely complementary, especially for the strength of the science-based …


Calling all teachers who have used ‘Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing’

December 30, 2016

To date, Dyslexia International’s flagship free-to-use course ‘Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing’ has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers and parents. 2017 onwards will see new developments based around the success of this course. We are currently evaluating …


Warmest wishes from Dyslexia International

December 19, 2016

Dear Friends of Dyslexia International – Colleagues and Associates, On behalf of Dyslexia International and Literacy International, please accept our warm wishes and kindly check our news headlines and call for action below: 1. Free online teacher training materials and Open …


Lobbying at UNESCO

Four representatives from Dyslexia International took part in the 2016 International Conference of NGOs at UNESCO, including Dominique de Mas Latrie who spoke from the podium  for Dyslexia International in the nominations for the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. (Dyslexia International has …


UK education levels ‘flat’

December 8, 2016

The OECD’s latest report, endorsed by experts in education, says that it is not structural reforms that matter but the quality of its teachers. The UK’s profile is indicative of this increasingly widespread dilemma: the lack of enough quality teachers.


Dyslexia International at UNESCO in October

November 3, 2016

Dyslexia International members and associates regularly attend meetings at UNESCO to represent the interests of all concerned with bettering the lives of at least 10% of the population at risk of social exclusion and dis-empowerment by being denied their right …


Dislexia Sin Fronteras reaches further out!

October 3, 2016

Dislexia Sin Fronteras was invited to Santa Lucía School in La Plata, Buenos Aires, province to explain dyslexia, its comorbidities, emotional consequences, and school accommodations to primary and secondary school teachers and to the public, mostly parents and some professionals. …


‘Seek and you will find’

July 28, 2016

This is a story by Maria Laura Scasso from Argentina about how our MOOC inspired her to practical action. Much has been said about heeding a certain call and following your dreams. It had always sounded like a battered cliché …


Asia-Pacific Dyslexia Festival and Symposium 2016

June 24, 2016

The Asia-Pacific Dyslexia Festival and Symposium 2016 was a huge success in terms of raising awareness of dyslexia in Japan, and founding a network of organizations and people involved in dyslexia throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Eiko Todo reports. 1000 people …


Annual General Meeting

May 23, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the association was held on 11 May 2016 in Brussels. Members approved the Annual Report and Accounts for 2015, and the Budget for 2016. Members re-appointed Mr Ralph Palim as Auditor. The Annual Report, Accounts …