How can I check that a tutor is qualified?...
The tutor should have a Department for Education teaching registration number AND a Level 5 Certificate in Dyslexia. To become a specialist dyslexia teacher you must undertake extra training in addition to normal teacher training.
Specialist dyslexia teachers will also be part of a professional organisation for teachers of specific learning difficulties to join. The main organisations are:
Please be aware that people may claim that they are dyslexia specialists when they are not. The best way to ensure that your tutor is qualified is to find one through the websites of the professional bodies.
If you live in Scotland qualifications requirements may differ.To check your tutor meets these please contact http://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk