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Dear Dyslexic is an interactive, inclusive and supportive place for all members to share their experiences. We welcome and encourage open discussion and comment.


Your thoughts are always welcome, including when you want to share a criticism. However, our forums are intended as a supportive environment for those with dyslexia, parents, families, professionals and the general community. In light of that, we expect that your comments and posts will always be respectful.

Comments and posts that are offensive, abusive, bullying, or which unreasonably upset our community, will be deleted immediately. We will not enter into correspondence on this matter. If you repeatedly post inappropriate material your material will be deleted.

Information posted on Dear Dyslexic, including any advice offered, is for general information only and is not diagnostic or intended to recommend any particular therapy. Readers must exercise their own judgement about its accuracy and relevance and seek professional advice where needed.

Information on Dear Dyslexic does not constitute and is not a substitute for professional or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Seek assistance from a medical practitioner or other qualified health professional in relation to any questions you may have regarding health, mental health and development for yourself, your child and your family.

The information posted on Dear Dyslexic represents the opinions of the person posting it; dear Dyslexic may not share or support that opinion. Dear Dyslexic takes no responsibility for the views expressed on Dear Dyslexic by any third party.

  • you must comply with any conditions relating to the content you submit including without limitation:
    • acting responsibly and respectfully;
    • not submitting content:
      • that includes any unsolicited messages or any offensive, inflammatory, defamatory, threatening, abusive, hateful, racist, obscene, fraudulent, deceptive or otherwise unlawful information;
      • advertising or endorsing any products or services of any other organisation;
      • that personally identifies any other person; or
      • that the Dear Dyslexic considers inappropriate.

When participating in conversations or posting comments on social media sites, please keep these important factors in mind. When you post a comment online, it is published for the world to see. For your own privacy and that of your family, you should consider carefully how much detailed personal information linked to your name you want online. Avoid posting identifying personal information such as your location and financial information. Dear Dyslexic reserves the right to remove any material that we deem to be inappropriate.

Behaviour that is unwelcome and unwanted on Dear Dyslexic includes but is not limited to the following:


  • Message flooding. Message flooding is making sure your opinion is heard by repeatedly posting the same message.
  • Flaming. Flaming is expressing a strongly held opinion to the point where it dominates the conversation and destroys the tone and camaraderie of the group.
  • Trolling. Trolling is posting a comment whose sole intent is to incite controversy or comment.

 Your use of any Dear Dyslexic social media sites is subject to the Dear Dyslexic Website Terms of Use (including where applicable the terms of any third party social media provider like Facebook). Without limiting any other provision in those terms.

Dear Dyslexic makes every endeavour to monitor and respond to posts and questions on Dear Dyslexic social media platforms within 36 hours. That timeframe is not fixed and there will be occasions where it cannot be met.

By submitting content to any Dear Dyslexic social media sites (wall posts, comments, photos, links, etc.) you understand and acknowledge that this information is available to the public, and that the Dear Dyslexia may use this information for internal and external communications, promotional and fundraising purposes. Please note that other participants may use your posted information beyond the control of the Dear Dyslexic. If you do not wish to have the information you have made available via the above mentioned sites used, published, copied and/or reprinted, please do not post it on any of these sites.

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Dear Dyslexia accepts no responsibility or liability for the content available on any sites linked to from this site.


Except for fair dealing as permitted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968, you may not use, reproduce, store or transmit any part of this website or the information contained in it, without the prior written permission by Dear Dyslexic.


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  • Material can only be branded Dear Dyslexic, acknowledgment and appropriate referencing must be prominently displayed.
  • Content is not altered, linked to, reused, further reproduced, or distributed.

This site contains links to external websites, however Dear Dyslexic does not necessarily endorse all material on any linked website.
Individuals and organisations are welcome to link this site to their own, however we do not automatically add a reciprocal link. As a courtesy and for our own records, please notify the web administrator if you link to this site.

We provide links to external sites that are likely to be of benefit to the people who visit our site.

Dear Dyslexic has no objection to the reproduction of content or material from our sites, provided that the following criteria apply:

  • Material is branded Dear Dyslexic, and acknowledgment and appropriate referencing are prominently displayed.
  • Content is not altered, linked to, reused, further reproduced, or distributed.

This site contains links to external websites, but Dear Dyslexic does not endorse all material on any linked website.

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