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Are you a dyslexic writer?

RASP is now open for submission for new work by dyslexic writers. Writing has the theme of disobedience and/or subversion will be prioritised. Submission can be of any genre under 3000 words. They should be sent in the body of the e-mail with DISOBEDIENCE written in the subject, to publishing [at] r-a-s-p [dot] co [dot] uk. Please note that no more than one story or six poems should be submitted at one time. Previous publications can be viewed at

DYSPLA Festival


The Roots of Creativity

ADT Research Programme

The three-dimensional aspect of visual cognitive processing

The Arts Dyslexia Trust has had twenty years recorded history of successful mediation in promoting the career and learning opportunities of talented dyslexics, both individually and as a particular section of the population which is in great need of recognition and support. 

Diane Giblin

Diane Giblin (x-Tadd), has completed a set of 70 illustrations for a series of 12 booklets being published by the BDA. Each one focuses on one aspect of help for dyslexics, eg. parents, teachers, dyslexic learners etc.

Complementary Therapy for Dyslexia

ADT member Catherine Black is currently doing a course on complementary therapy for Dyslexia and needs people to volunteer as case studies. This will involve relaxation and focusing exercises, and possibly multi-sensory spelling using clay.

Please contact Catherine on: catherineblack22 [at] gmail [dot] com if you are interested


"Picture This" by Sue Bell

Welcome to new ADT member Sue Bell. Sue tells us about her new book: "Picture This" which uses photographs taken by people with dyslexia to tell their stories and show their experience in comic book fashion. The research behind the book came from Sue's understanding that her dyslexic students were good in thinking in pictures, so she used their photos as starting point for discussions around how it felt to be dyslexic.

Glass Heap Challenge

International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge.2012 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

Look About

Long standing ADT member, artist/geologist Jon Adams in his latest project appropriates the language and diagrams of geological surveys to create a series of fragmentary self-portraits. Each image is a record of a personal journey or encounter that is packed with memories and observations, all depicted like fossils embedded within the strata of rock.

Dyslexia Research Trust fun run in Oxford University Parks

Celebrity Chef Rick Stein will be among those competing in a Fun Run to raise funds for the Dyslexia Research Trust (DRT) in the Oxford University Parks on Saturday 19th May.
The Trust will be holding a Family Fun Day and two Fun Runs, with refreshments, music and interesting stalls and activities for all the family, to help generate vital funds for the DRT’s research and clinics.

Happy Birthday to Catherine Black

ADT wishes Catherine Black a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the 28th March. She will be celebrating the occasion twice.