Frequently Asked questions
The Graham Withers Charity Limited provides financial support to families with children who are affected by learning disabilities such as Dyslexia.
Yes. The Graham Withers Charity Limited is a registered tax deductible Not-For-Profit Organisation.
ABN: 86 618 338 837
The Graham Withers Charity Limited came about because Graham Withers (founder and director) experienced firsthand working with people who faced difficulty learning.
Graham himself struggled with his learning and concentration as a child and was often in trouble with his teachers. Later in life he realised this may have been due to a lack of awareness and understanding of learning disorders, which gave Graham the passion and drive to do more for the community.
This passion gave birth to the Graham Withers Charity Limited.
The Graham Withers Charity Limited is supported by donations and funding.
We provide financial support to financially disadvantaged Victorian families with children who are affected by Dyslexia.
Recipients will only be considered for funding if they are affected by learning disabilities such as Dyslexia and require financial support. We provide financial support for all Dyslexic programs and treatments available to children struggling with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia.
All donations to the Graham Withers Charity Limited are through PayPal to provide safe and secure payments and purchase protection. You DO NOT need to have a paypal account to donate.
To donate go to: https://grahamwitherscharity.org/donate/
Your Donation will support the purposes of our Charity and will help financially disadvantaged Victorian families with children affected by Dyslexia.
SPELD Victoria’s purpose is to assist the estimated 5-10% of all Victorians with Specific Learning Difficulties to achieve their full learning potential. We achieve this through the provision of direct service delivery, information, advocacy and awareness raising amongst the wider Victorian community.
SPELD Victoria’s current service offerings include Diagnostic Assessment Services; Consultations; Events & Workshops for Parents, Teachers and Allied Health Professionals; Advisory & Advocacy Services; Resources & Research; and Membership Services.
For more information about the Alison Lawson Centre Victoria, visit their website: https://alcv.com.au or give them a call on (03) 97249920
A: Dyslexia is best understood as a persistent difficulty with reading, writing, spelling and concentration.
Individuals with Dyslexia have trouble with reading, writing, spelling and concentrating despite having the ability to learn.
Individuals with Dyslexia can learn, they just learn in a different way. Dyslexia is characterised by difficulties with letter to sound integration, decoding skills, word reading, reading accuracy, reading fluency and spelling.
Common signs of Dyslexia in an individual include:
– Problems learning numbers and or letter names and sounds
– Difficulty in reading single words or long sentences
– Lack of accuracy and fluency when reading
– Reading slowly with many mistakes and poor spelling
Dyslexia is estimated to affect some 10% of the Australian population and is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties.