We at Mayville have been renowned for our expertise in the specialist tuition of dyslexic
pupils for over 20 years and run the well-established ‘Harden-Davies Dyslexia Unit’
catering for a variety of needs as well as dyslexia, including dyscalculia, dyspraxia and
mild speech & language disorders. Children from 4 – 16 can receive an individual
programme of support to help overcome their particular difficulties as each pupil will
have their own unique profile of strengths as well as weaknesses.
The Harden-Davies Dyslexia Unit is regularly inspected by CreSTeD, which is an
independent body established to monitor and evaluate the standards of teaching and
provision for dyslexic pupils within the private sector. After another successful inspection
in November 2013 Mayville’s ‘Dyslexia Unit’ (DU) status was, again, renewed.
Dyslexia (SpLD) covers a wide range of limitations and areas of ability and can manifest
itself in many different ways presenting many difficulties for a pupil to overcome. Each
pupil will react to these individually and work to address them in a variety of different
At school age dyslexic pupils may evidence one or many limitations in the development
of specific aspects of reading, spelling, writing, numeracy and sometimes speech, despite
overall ability and conventional teaching. For some there are the added problems of
organisational difficulties, short term memory difficulties, processing difficulties,
attention and concentration difficulties, and for others the behavioural problems linked
It is also worth remembering that dyslexic pupils tire more quickly than other pupils. Far
greater concentration is required. They often suffer from constant nagging uncertainty
and low self-esteem. They may work slowly because of their difficulties and are always
under pressure of time. They may have organisational difficulties, continually forgetting
what they should have with them and where they should be. They may be late for
lessons. They are often bright and articulate verbally but there may be a great
discrepancy between verbal and written performance. They are also sometimes adept at
finding strategies to disguise their difficulties.
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