About us

Manchester Dyslexia Assessment Centre is the proud 2020 winner of Small Business Sunday as chosen by Theo Paphitis from Dragons’ Den, a man who is not only successful but is also proud to be dyslexic! MDAC is an award-winning dyslexia centre which was founded by Adriana Victoria Ewart-Jones in response to her bewilderment at the lack of understanding and support for people with dyslexia, especially in the education sector. Adriana is a highly skilled teacher, an experienced special educational needs coordinator, a dyslexia specialist and a former Headteacher. She has been working with people who have dyslexia for over eight years and she is a member of the British Dyslexia Association. At MDAC we believe that, with the correct support, people with dyslexia can excel. We view dyslexia as a valuable way of thinking, rather than merely focusing on the challenges it brings and seeing it as a disadvantage. Whilst dyslexic individuals have differing abilities, common strengths tend to be seen in creative thinking, problem solving and communication skills. We hope to change the way people view dyslexia so that each child is identified and enabled, in order that they may reach their potential.