Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)


Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) - Department of Professional Development & Educational Innovation

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) offer a range of Professional Development short courses in Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) - Click here for further information and dates of training.


The British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association has a great website for information and advice regarding Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. They offer a wide range of training courses for teachers from primary through to higher education.

For further information regarding the training and accreditation provided by the BDA follow this link here.

Dyslexia-SpLD Trust

Visit the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust for the latest information and resources available to schools and pathfinders.

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia

Dyslexia Centre North West

Katie Nelson has founded the Dyslexia Centre North West, which is based in Preston   She provides training and support for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and other learning difficulties for children and adults. She offers help with diagnostic assessments, 1:1 tuition and staff training. A range of structured, cumulative, multi-sensory tuition services for all ages is also provided at the centre in Preston.

Visual Processing and Reading Difficulties

Kathryn Whitfield SpLD Lead Orthopist based at Warrington General Hospital.  She offers awareness training for schools to support visual impairment and provides assessments and support for children with visual impairment.

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