The Dyslexia Research Trust

The Dyslexia Research Trust

Charity information

The Dyslexia Research Trust

To fund cutting edge interdisciplinary research into dyslexia and related conditions and to support clinics to assess and assist people with these problems.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    We support research into the fundamental neurodevelopmental causes of reading difficulties (dyslexia) and related conditions; we aim to disseminate accurate, unbiased, information about diagnosis, causes and treatment of these conditions; we design tests for identifying neural weaknesses before failure sets in; and we develop techniques for remediating them.
    We believe that brain differences underlie the visual or auditory processing impairments which affect the ability to learn to read. Therefore we run free clinics to assess the sensorimotor skills of people with reading difficulties and we provide effective treatments where possible. We ask our clients to volunteer to help us with our research studies into the genetic, biochemical and physiological basis of reading problems.
    Thus our clinics help to meet the high demand for advisory, assessment and treatment services for people with reading problems. In so doing we have built up strong and positive goodwill with local parents, GPs, school teachers and nurses.

  • Aims

    The Dyslexia Research Trust aims to:

    • To improve evidence based visual,auditory and nutritional treatments for dyslexia, and to run clinics to provide these free of charge.
    • To understand the genetic and brain basis of the visual and auditory deficits in dyslexia.
    • To provide free, authoritative and conflict of interest free information and advice services for dyslexia and related conditions.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1052989

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 01865 272552

    Address: Sherrington bdg. Parks Rd. Oxford OX1 3PT

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