Coming to Bedford: ground-breaking typing course to help dyslexic youngsters

Commonly, parents of dyslexic or dyspraxic youngsters are advised to get their child touch typing as soon as possible. No one knows this better than Bedford parent, Emma Murphy, who after spending time trying to find local courses for her 10 and 16 year olds, found the closest to be in Hampstead, north London.

Thrilled to find this opportunity, but not relishing the thought of travelling to and from London for a week, Emma approached the Hampstead Dyslexia Clinic (HDC), a family run organisation with 37 years of experience in diagnosis and support, and has persuaded them to bring their brilliant “Intensive Touch Typing” course to Bedford.

Their engaging course, run by two specialist teachers and an assistant, runs for 1½ hours each morning, over 5 consecutive days and is suitable for children aged between 7 & 18 at a cost of £195.00. For one week only, the course will run week commencing 16th July and is able to go ahead with the kind support of St Andrew’s school, who have offered a venue. Emma commented, “I am delighted we are able to bring this unique, fun and multi-sensory method of teaching to Bedford. The skill of touch typing will be invaluable for these young people, offering assistance as they progress through the stages of learning at GCSE, A level, for university or other further education and of course long term in the work place.”

With the HDC’s summer programme already in place, finding a date looked difficult, hence, it is the last week of term for some. But Emma has done her homework, and spoken to several Bedford head teachers who say they would grant permission for children to come to school later on these mornings so they could attend this educational course.

With limited places please contact Delia and Seth direct at the Hampstead Dyslexia Clinic on Tel: 020 83463518 or email: thedyslexiaclinic@gmail.com to discuss if it’s right for your child.  Please also look at their website http://hampsteaddyslexiaclinic.co.uk/ for reviews from other parents. But, remember if your child is still in school, to personally seek permission from your child’s Head teacher!


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