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Positive about Dyslexia

What do Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Jamie Oliver, Keira Knightley, Tom Cruise and Holly Willoughby have in common? They are all dyslexic. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability More…

What do Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Jamie Oliver, Keira Knightley, Tom Cruise and Holly Willoughby have in common? They are all dyslexic.

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability to learn to read and spell. It often runs in families and stems from a difficulty in processing the sounds in words.

On average three children in every classroom are dyslexic and struggle with literacy (around 1.2 million children).

Children can display signs of dyslexia from an early age - as young as 3 or 4 years old - but it is usually not formally identified until the age of 6 or 7.

Although children with dyslexia may have difficulties with some parts of their learning, they are just as bright and able as their peers - in some cases even brighter! They are often creative and imaginative.

View this touching video made by Tali, age 9, on living with dyslexia.

This year Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from 2-8 October 2017 with the theme ‘Positive about Dyslexia’.

Visit the British Dyslexia Association website for free resources including this fantastic pack for children and schools. Take advantage of the free Nessy Apps to download throughout the week (Nessy is a popular learning website designed for children with dyslexia). Nessy also provide a free dyslexia test for 5 to 7 year olds.

If you live in Poole and have a child with dyslexia or dyslexic tendencies you can join the Add-On register for SEND news, support and a Max Card for discounted days out.

Other helpful information:

Education Assessment in Poole for 5-11years and 11-18 years.

Dyslexia Support organisations and services.

27 September 2017

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