Founded in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) works with and for people affected by dyslexia, by providing information, offering appropriate support services, engaging in advocacy and raising awareness of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which affects the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading and spelling skills; approx. 10% of the population is affected.
Our vision is a dyslexia friendly society where all people with dyslexia are enabled to fulfill their potential, where every child and adult with dyslexia has access to appropriate identification and support to achieve their full potential in education, training, employment and all aspects of life.
DAI is a membership based Association currently representing over 1,500 families and individuals all over Ireland. Its membership also includes teachers, psychologists and other professionals. DAI currently has a nationwide network of 25 Branches and Workshops offering local community based services.
DAI is a founder member of the European Dyslexia Association which now has over twenty-five member countries. DAI is also a founder member of the Spectrum Alliance, an umbrella group for people with hidden learning difficulties. DAI is a member of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) and a Global Partner of the International Dyslexia Association. DAI is also a member of the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the Wheel.
Services offered by DAI nationwide include:
- Educational Psychology Assessment
- Specialist tuition for children and adults, including community based weekly workshops for children nationwide and a unique full-time course for unemployed adults with dyslexia
- Courses for parents
- Training for teachers and other education personnel
- Dyslexia awareness training
- Lobbying and advocacy
To find out more, please visit www.dyslexia.ie or call 01 877 6001.