To represent the dyslexic community that
supports a non-phonics based solution
The Dyslexia Association is the first Australian
Association to recognise a non-phonics (or non
The Dyslexia Association allows a new understanding of
dyslexia. It recognises that dyslexic people need to be offered
alternatives to the conventional methods of instruction.
equality and equity into
research and pilot
projects to match the
investment made into
learning experiences for
dyslexic children which
equals the experiences
of the auditory learner.
Our commitment is to
create an effective and
long term improvement by
increasing awareness of
dyslexia and empowering
the dyslexic learner
through their own
innovative visual and
creative learning style.
The Dyslexia Association is devoted to promoting and pursuing
a positive definition of dyslexia.
Dyslexia Association was
recently invited to
information seminars in
the New England Area.
Due to the success of
this tour we will be
conducting seminars in
other regional areas.
better understanding of
Dyslexia and discover
how to support and
please contact us to
arrange a seminar in
The Dyslexia Association supports the need for screening for
dyslexia to be made available through the school to all children
experiencing learning difficulties. The Dyslexia Association
acknowledges that there is no exact science for assessing
therefore the results may not be accurate and may need to be
re-evaluated at different points in the child’s development.
The Dyslexia Association in Australia supports new
research into a non-phonics based approach to reading
for children with Dyslexia. We acknowledge the ground
breaking study released in New Zealand which found that
"the phonics method of teaching children to read is not
necessary past the initial states of learning and
continuing it may DISADVANTAGE them in the long term..."
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Recent article from the UK: "Every school uses
phonics in one form or another, but it is certainly not
true to say that it is the best way of teaching every
child to read."
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