Supporting Children and Adults with Dyslexia

Dyslexia Association Ireland

Our vision is a dyslexia-friendly society, where everyone with dyslexia is enabled to fulfill their potential. Every child and adult has access to the appropriate identification and supports to achieve their full potential in education, training, employment, and all aspects of life.

DAI works with and for people affected by dyslexia. We provide information, support services, engage in advocacy and raise awareness of dyslexia. DAI is a registered charity in Ireland (RCN 20025335) and also a registered company (No. 185795).

Learn more about our services and find out how we can help you on your journey with dyslexia!

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Membership of DAI is open to any interested individual. It is both a way of supporting the work of DAI and also a way to access member benefits.

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Assessment Service

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) has a team of educational psychologists who provide assessments for both dyslexia and dyscalculia at our national office in Dublin.

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DAI Workshops

We offer specialist, individual tuition in small groups to students (6-18) with dyslexia; including the emotional and confidence aspects of dyslexia.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difference that can cause difficulties with learning and work. It affects approximately 1 in 10 people. It occurs on a spectrum with some people mildly affected and others more severely.

Everyone with dyslexia is different but there is a commonality of difficulties with reading, spelling, and writing and related cognitive/processing difficulties. Dyslexia is not a general difficulty with learning, it impacts specific skill areas. With the right understanding, accommodations, and support people with dyslexia can achieve success in education, the workplace and in wider society! 

Here at Dyslexia Association of Ireland, we are here to help!

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Our Blog

Keep up to date with all the the recent news.

We are calling on the State Examinations Commission to introduce access to extra time for dyslexic students in Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations. Extra time is not available for dyslexic students in second-level examinations in Ireland. Many dyslexic students need access to this type......

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland has submitted its response to the current consultation being undertaken by the Department of Education on the review of the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs (EPSEN) Act 2004.   The DAI submission outlines the need for better systems of......

The Dyslexia Association of Ireland has submitted its response to the current consultation being undertaken on the new Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy.   This consultation is being conducted by the Department of Education and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth......

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