Welcome to SHADDA - the St Helens and District Dyslexia Association

There are a number of resources that can help you understand and deal with the issues surrounding dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. These are just a small sample of those resources. But finding and participating in your local dyslexia association will be a huge help in finding more resources and support.


Coloured Overlays and Spectacles

Some people find that having coloured lenses or overlays can be of help reducing "visual stress", which has also been known as Mears-Irlen Syndrome or "Scotoptic Sensitivity."

  • Gore & Hepworth
    • Mail: Garswood St., Ashton-in-Makerfield. WN4 9AF
    • Tel: 01942 713257 (checked 14/06/12)
  • Glenns Opticians
    • Mail: 89 Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool. L23 5TD
    • Tel: 0151 924 4615 (checked 14/06/12)
  • Family Eye Care Opticians
  • Jean Oldbury, Oldbury & Cruickshank Optometrists
  • The Dyslexia Shop Sells overlays and other dyslexia resources
    • Mail: 31 Quilter Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk. IP11 7JJ
    • Tel: 01394 671 818
    • Email: at-hello@thedyslexiashop.co.uk
    • Sales: sales@thedyslexiashop.co.uk (checked 14/6/12)
  • Crossbow Education, Stafford. Sells range of coloured overlays and SEN resources. On-line catalogue and ordering. Attends conferences and training days.
    • Mail: Tollgate Court Business Centre, Tollgate Drive, Stafford. ST16 3HS
    • Tel: 0845 269 7272
    • Fax: 0845 269 7373 (checked 14/06/19)