Dyslexia

Don't Say Sorry, Charlotte: Why Parliament Is a Textbook Neuropsychological Nightmare for any MP

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Martina Keens-Betts

As Charlotte says herself, there's a very good reason for the delay and that's because she suffers from dyslexia, which makes reading paperwork difficult. But as a qualified coach, I believe the fact that Charlotte was prepared to put off the paperwork is a sign of her EXCELLENT sense of priority, NOT a sign of poor personal performance.

Addressing the Lack of Dyslexia Support in UK Schools

Alex Dyer | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Dyer

If left undetected dyslexia can cause difficulties with learning, and in extreme cases children are often labeled as 'stupid' or 'lazy'. This can lead to further problems of feelings of isolation and low self-esteem. The consequences of such neglect would be hugely damaging to students with dyslexia.

Does Dyslexia Exist?

Alex Dyer | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Dyslexia is characterised by difficultly reading, phonological (auditory) encoding problems, poor processing speed and the inability to use language skills effectively. It's also a reading disorder. Recent Professors from Durham and Yale University have suggested that Dyslexia is a Myth, that dyslexia should be abandoned as it lacks scientific clarity and educational value.

A Quiet Word...

Amanda Prowse | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

here was evidently some form of disconnect between my son's verbal acuity and his ability to write things down. His math's skills soared and he remained bright and questioning with a fascination for the world around him, but reading and writing were still huge hurdles.

The Dyslexia Challenge: My Experience

Anthony Byrne | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Byrne

The truth is that I spent the early portion of my life wishing I wasn't Dyslexic. I was born in Dublin in the 70's, went to school in the 80's. Back then any difficulty with reading and writing, was viewed as a sign of low intelligence.

Dyslexic Pupil Wins Cambridge Place

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Dyslexic teenager Penny Banks is celebrating after landing a place at Cambridge University, despite having struggling with writing since she was youn...

What Are the Best Books to Get All Boys Reading from Advanced to Dyslexic and Reluctant?

Melanie Kendry | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

A lot of boys struggle with reading. And yes, it usually is boys. They go from class readers and Horrid Henry to Diary of a Wimpy Kid straight onto Call of Duty, never to be seen again. Unlike great literature, shoot-em ups are easy.

Ten of the Best Apps for Easter Revision

Alex Dyer | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

The apps reviewed are excellent additional revision resources and learning aids and a lot of them are totally free. I would recommend that both students and their parents get to grips with what's out there to help with revision planning, note-taking, data storage, grammar aids and exam count downs.

Playing Action Video Games Could Help Dyslexic Children Improve Reading Skills

PA | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Allowing dyslexic children to play action video games can dramatically improve their reading skills, a study has shown. Twelve hours of gaming achi...

Hello Brick Wall, Meet My Head

Shan Ellis | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shan Ellis

What I am asking here is why does it have to be so bloody hard? All schools are given a SEN budget, unfortunately they are afraid of labelling a child at an early age, as are the County. The end result is a child who has no behavioural need is left to slide, loosing self-confidence in their ability.

Teaching Children With Dyslexia

Alex Dyer | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Unfortunately, the label of 'being dyslexic' is often been seen as a negative one. One which can produce upset, limitations and hurdles to a student. However, with the right training, teaching and encouragement it can also produce strengths, talents and creative gifts.

The Understanding of Dyslexia in the UK

Richard James Berry | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard James Berry

"Having dyslexia myself it is really interesting to see how simple spelling mistakes can effect business opportunities. Anyone with spelling issues should seriously consider teaming up with someone who can cast a fresh eye over written work before publishing."

Making the Digital World Accessible to Everyone

Dominic Tarn | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Tech
Dominic Tarn

Despite the internet being a universal means of communication, and visual impairment and dyslexia affecting hundreds of millions worldwide, this subject only receives sporadic attention in the media. In the UK alone there are six million affected by dyslexia.

Being Dyslexic Can Actually Be Bloody Brilliant

Scott Bryan | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Bryan

I'm dyslexic. That's right. Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Henry Winkler and Orlando Bloom and I can all officially high-five each other. Now dyslexia affects people in different ways. It can be a major block to getting through school and getting through work. However, dyslexia isn't all that bad. In fact I ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LOVE IT. Here's why...

Every Child Can Learn Instead of Going to Prison

Nicky Cox MBE | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Nicky Cox MBE

Half of the juveniles arrested during last year's summer riots in Britain were educational failures who had not mastered the basics by the age of 11, ...

Early Brains Scans To Detect Childhood Dyslexia Before They Can Read

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

American scientists claim that early MRI brain scans on pre-school children could provide detection of dyslexia in children as young as four. Resea...

Lucy Sherriff

Henry 'The Fonz' Winkler On His Battle With Dyslexia

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Henry Winkler, known to many as 'The Fonz' from sitcom Happy Days, is packing his suitcase to embark on his fourth tour of the UK to raise awareness o...

My son Frank Goffey, aged 12

Pearl Lowe | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Pearl Lowe

Having a child who suffers from ADHD or Aspergers is a complex and difficult thing. On the one hand it requires patience and as a parent, you have to devote a great deal of time to teaching that child things that may come naturally to others. On the other, it gives a rare insight into a beautiful mind and opens your eyes to a whole new perspective.

Happy Days Again For 'The Fonz' Henry Winkler OBE

Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Happy Days star Henry Winkler has been made an honorary OBE for his work on dyslexia in the UK. The actor and director, who pl...