Happy World Dyslexia Day! Dyslexia Awareness Week is running from 1 to 7 October this year with the theme of #21stCenturyDyslexia
Sarah Cox, our Dyslexia and SEND consultant, has put together a selection of handy resources for you to take a look at:
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) have a produced a fabulous Information and Resource Education pack which includes access to free e-learning training modules between 1 and 7 October. The pack can be accessed and downloaded here.
Let’s celebrate dyslexia and give our dyslexic students hope and a positive outlook on their learning. My particular favourite is the ‘See Dyslexia Differently’ video below, do have a watch!
For anyone whose life (or child’s life) is touched by dyslexia, the BBC documentary, Farther and Sun, is worth a watch. The most interesting, creative and brilliant people I have met (and taught) are dyslexic. Archaeologist and dyslexic, Dr Helen Taylor’s hypothesis at the end of the documentary is inspired. She talks about how education is ultimately an exploitation of known experience. Yet dyslexia is an ability to explore and adapt to change. People with exploratory forms of cognition are currently at a disadvantage (and their difficulties with literacy brand them as ‘less able’). However, their ability to think outside the box, see things from a different angle and be creative is such a strength. It’s critical to our evolution and development.
Finally, the British Dyselxia Association is offering free training via e-learning modules. If you sign up between 1 and 7 October you can access the online training materials for 30 days afterwards. Check it out and sign up here.
If your child is struggling with dyslexia and needs some additional support with their school work, please do contact Sarah to find out how we can help.