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HELP Course for Parents


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Hints, Encouragement and Liaison for Parents! 


Learning to learn - come and find out about ways to support your child. Join us for a 6 session course for parents, led by professional staff from the Helen Arkell Centre.


Monday mornings - 30 October - 4 December 2017


10.00 am - 1.00 pm (doors open at 9.30 am)


Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, Arkell Lane, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey GU10 3BL

Join us and discover a different way of learning.

Develop your understanding of the many advantages and challenges which can face learners both at home and at school.  We look forward to meeting you at our unique Parents’ Course, providing strategies, tips and ideas on the following:

Next course dates:

30 Oct 

10.00 – 1.00   

Introduction to SpLDs, focusing on dyslexia
Having the conversation…..and Self-esteem

6 Nov

10.00 – 1.00 

Learning preferences
Study skills

13 Nov

10.00  – 1.00 

Reading accuracy and comprehension - ideas and strategies

20 Nov 

10.00  – 1.00 

Spelling - ideas and strategies

27 Nov 

10.00  – 1.00 

Numeracy - ideas and strategies

4 Dec

10.00  – 1.00 

Helping with homework and talking to schools

This is what our parents say about our course:

"Brilliant! Fun and entertaining!  You just want to go back each week!"

"This course is pragmatic and offers very practical suggestions/exercises to help across the board. Thank you!"

"Interesting, informative, friendly, supportive and engaging!  And I've made lots of new friends!"

"I feel so much more confident now! Thank you."

"Thank you!  We now feel that we have a fuller understanding of dyslexia and access to lots of useful tools and strategies. We can support our child now! Fantastic!" 

"It works :-), my son has gone from 7/30 to 28/30 in times table tests :-)"

"Wish I knew then what I know now. Thank you."

"Each week was fantastic and illuminating in its own right. It's been worth its weight in gold! Huge thanks!"

"Comforting and refreshing to share common experiences...there is a wealth of information to help us!"

"This is the best thing I could have done for my son as it has explained so much."

"It has ticked every box. It is a fantastic course which is utterly transformative for me as a Mum."

"The course has met and exceeded expectations. I have learnt so much about how the dyslexic mind works which has benefited life at home and as a TA at work."

"Just a massive thank you. You've given us hope, strategies, tips, parenting guidance, teacher guidance and much more. Brilliant, enabling, useful for life."

"Really positive course...I couldn't recommend it enough!"

Victoria Dilly (thebookactivist) attended our HELP Course for Parents - read what she has to say about it in her wonderfully encouraging blog >>


£25 per session

£125 for all six sessions

(This is subsidised by the Helen Arkell Bursary Fund)

Please note sessions booked are non-transferable.

If you would like to join us but have difficulty paying the full cost, we may be able to help you. Please get in touch.

Tea/Coffee is supplied.


Download our helpful pdf with Ideas To Help You Support Your Child.

Course Availability

Please contact us for information on this course.

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