Information for parents

We are an Outreach Service provided by Hertfordshire to support schools with pupils who have Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). We are unable to liaise directly with parents.

spldpic7If you are concerned about your child’s literacy/and or numeracy progress, please contact your child’s teacher in the first instance.  If further information is required, we suggest that you arrange to meet with the school’s Special Needs Co-ordinator to discuss your concerns.

If you feel you would like someone to support you when meeting with the school, contact SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service) – 01992 555847 (formerly known as Parent Partnership).


Further information can also be found on

The following websites offer further advice and resources to help you support your child:

British Dyslexia Association (BDA):,

Dyslexia SpLD Trust:

spldpic1Dyslexia Action:

Dyslexia Scotland:


Dyspraxia Foundation:

National Autistic Society (NAS):

Autism Education Trust (AET):

Add-vance (ADD, ADHD):

PATOSS – Professional Association for Teachers and Assessors of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD ):

Calibre Audio Library

The Thomas Coram SpLD Base has also produced these support booklets:

Handy hints for reading with your child
Shared Reading
Paired Reading
At home with Maths
At home with telling the time

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