Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

DFNZ is recognised as the foremost lobby group for dyslexia in New Zealand, advocating for supporting neurodiversity in three key areas - Education, Justice and the Workplace. 


Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ) provides a voice for, and services to, around one in ten New Zealanders who live with dyslexia as well as to those supporting them.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia’s greatest difficulty is self-esteem – it only becomes a disability if not appropriately addressed. On the flipside, dyslexia can deliver great creative gifts, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dyslexic individuals tend to think in pictures rather than words, receiving and retrieving information in a different part of the brain to neurotypical, word-based thinkers. Dyslexia can also affect more than words alone, impacting skills such as auditory and information processing, planning and organising, motor skills, short-term memory and concentration.

Successfully addressing dyslexia is based on recognition, understanding and action, and DFNZ’s work is focused in these areas.

Find out more(external link).

Need Support?

4Dyslexia is a new way of thinking designed to support dyslexic individuals and those who live with, work with and teach them.

You can find resources here(external link).


You can contact the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand at info@dfnz.org.nz.

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