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ADDRESS Ashford Dyslexia Centre, The Annexe, Live It Well Centre, Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8QF
CONTACT e: info@ashforddyslexiacentre.org f: 01233 427140

Renate Beerling

Tutor - All Ages - Literacy/Numeracy MAEd; BA(Ed)Hons; Cert.ED; PGDip.Ed; SpLD APC; AMBDA

BETTY MARTINDALE

Founder and Senior Consultant Those of you lucky enough to have met Betty will know what a remarkable person she is. Please read our story page to learn more about Betty, her husband Cliff and the centre.

WELCOME

Here at Ashford Dyslexia Centre (ADC) we understand how frustrating dyslexia can be and we aim to provide a support structure for students, children and parents to help them have a better understanding of dyslexia and provide ‘coping’ strategies to enable the student reach their full potential. Services we provide include: One-to-one tuition Language and literacy skills Study skills Diagnostic assessments Presentations to organisations Workshops Workplace consultancy
STORY HOW IT ALL BEGAN In 1989, a new Dyslexia Centre officially opened its doors in Ashford, Kent. There to celebrate the occasion was the 1980 Olympic Gold and Bronze medallist, Duncan Goodhew MBE. He had said he would only be able to stay for a half hour or so. Instead he stayed for the whole evening, chatting animatedly with the children who would be attending for support with their learning. That evening the, then very famous, swimmer shared his early memories of the humiliation and isolation he felt as an undiagnosed dyslexic, unable to keep up with his peers in class. The assembled company at the opening party observed the tangible evidence of success epitomised by the Olympic gold medal. But, more importantly, they learned that self-belief is the true key to a life of achievement and happiness. This was to be the gold-standard which Ashford Dyslexia Centre would aspire to with, and for, its students. The grand opening in the south-east of England marked a watershed in the extensive teaching career of Betty Martindale, the Centre’s founder. It was also a culminating moment, with its roots in a meeting of two school children many years before in the diagonally opposite northwest of England. Those children were Betty, and Clifford Martindale. Both were destined for careers in teaching and a life together as inseparable partners and stalwart supporters of dyslexic people of all ages.

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ASHFORD DYSLEXIA CENTRE
Providing tools to maximise potential Ashford Dyslexia Centre was established in October 1989 by Betty Martindale who had identified a need in the education system whereby many more students would benefit from specialist cumulative, multi-sensory and structured tuition. The centre was opened by Olympic swimming gold medallist, Duncan Goodhew, who himself is dyslexic and endorsed by actress Susan Hampshire. Since then Ashford Dyslexia Centre has helped hundreds of children with their education, providing coping mechanisms and improving their self-esteem accordingly..

Maureen Trigg

Tutor - All Ages - Literacy/Numeracy Dip RSA; AMBDA FE/HE; SpLD APC; SpLD TPC; LCST

Liz Wright

Tutor - All Ages - Literacy/Numeracy BA; MSc; Cert ED; OCR Dip SpLD

Gay Adams

Tutor - All Ages - Literacy/Numeracy B.ED(Hons); Post-Grad; Dip Dyslexia & Literacy; AMBDA; MDG; APC; NASENCo
Dyslexia is best described as a combination of abilities and language difficulties which affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling, writing and sometimes numeracy. Accompanying weaknesses may be identified in areas of speed of processing, short-term memory, sequencing, auditory perception, visual perception, spoken language and fine or gross motor skills. Some dyslexic people have outstanding creative skills, others have strong oral skills. Dyslexia can occur at any level of intellectual ability, despite conventional teaching.
RATES

Assessments with recommendations

We offer assessments with written reports and recommendations as approved by the British Dyslexia Association and our professional organisation PATOSS:
Hourly rate £35

Tuition

Structure, cumulative, multi-sensory lessons are designed for the individual pupil, and with an emphasis on coping skills for the older student.
Full diagnostic assessment with verbal feedback £225 Full diagnostic assessment with written report (private) £450 Full diagnostic assessment with written report for the workplace £450 Workplace needs assessment with report and Executive Summary £500 Exam concession assessment for single person £100 Exam concession assessments carried out in school for 1 full day (upto 10 students) £400 + cost of test papers Exam concession in school for ½ day £200 + cost of test papers
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Anna Smith

Tutor/Work Coach - Post 16 - Literacy BSc (Psychology) (Hons); Cert. Ed.; Post Graduate Cert in SpLD; MSc (Occupational Psychology)

Clare Effingham

Tutor - All Ages - Literacy MA(Hons); PGCE; Post Grad Dip Dyslexia & Literacy; PATOSS
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Renate Beerling

Tutor - All Ages - Literacy/Numeracy MAEd; BA(Ed)Hons; Cert.ED; PGDip.Ed; SpLD APC; AMBDA

BETTY MARTINDALE

Founder and Senior Consultant Those of you lucky enough to have met Betty will know what a remarkable person she is. Please read our story page to learn more about Betty, her husband Cliff and the centre.
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WELCOME

Here at Ashford Dyslexia Centre (ADC) we understand how frustrating dyslexia can be and we aim to provide a support structure for students, children and parents to help them have a better understanding of dyslexia and provide ‘coping’ strategies to enable the student reach their full potential. Services we provide include: One-to-one tuition Language and literacy skills Study skills Diagnostic assessments Presentations to organisations Workshops Workplace consultancy
STORY HOW IT ALL BEGAN In 1989, a new Dyslexia Centre officially opened its doors in Ashford, Kent. There to celebrate the occasion was the 1980 Olympic Gold and Bronze medallist, Duncan Goodhew MBE. He had said he would only be able to stay for a half hour or so. Instead he stayed for the whole evening, chatting animatedly with the children who would be attending for support with their learning. That evening the, then very famous, swimmer shared his early memories of the humiliation and isolation he felt as an undiagnosed dyslexic, unable to keep up with his peers in class. The assembled company at the opening party observed the tangible evidence of success epitomised by the Olympic gold medal. But, more importantly, they learned that self-belief is the true key to a life of achievement and happiness. This was to be the gold-standard which Ashford Dyslexia Centre would aspire to with, and for, its students. The grand opening in the south-east of England marked a watershed in the extensive teaching career of Betty Martindale, the Centre’s founder. It was also a culminating moment, with its roots in a meeting of two school children many years before in the diagonally opposite northwest of England. Those children were Betty, and Clifford Martindale. Both were destined for careers in teaching and a life together as inseparable partners and stalwart supporters of dyslexic people of all ages.
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