10 Things Parents Want To Make Teachers Aware Of

Debbie Abraham | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Parents
Debbie Abraham

It is Dyslexia Awareness Week and this is what parents of dyslexic children want to make you all aware of. So, this isn't a post about what dyslexia is, what the signs are or anything else of that nature. This is pure and simple, straight from the heart emotion from parents of dyslexic children.

Dyslexia: Education Becomes The Obstacle

Laura Morrissey | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents
Laura Morrissey

Having both a daughter and niece with dyslexia, I have seen the effect this condition has had on their self belief and confidence, but I firmly believe that dyslexia should not be a major obstacle that impedes lives and limits aspirations.

Our Journey With Dyslexia

Rebecca Bainbridge | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Bainbridge

Author's own image My seven year old boy is dyslexic. It doesn't say so explicitly in his assessment report, though you really need a physiology degr...

How Joining A Gym Helped Me Understand My Dyslexic Students Better

Debbie Abraham | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Abraham

You might be wondering what on earth joining a gym has got to do with understanding a complex condition like dyslexia. At a glance, the two things appear to be totally unrelated but let me explain how this experience has helped me to understand my dyslexic students better.

10 Things You Need To Know When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Dyslexia

Debbie Abraham | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents
Debbie Abraham

everybody banner Your child has been struggling at school for some time and so you have decided to seek an assessment for dyslexia. You may think the assessment is it, final, and that all your problems will then disappear. Actually, this is just the start of you and your child's journey and here are 10 things you need to know.

Confessions Of A Dyslexic Mother

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

I had subconsciously buried this teeny tiny fact once I had finished the gravy train of education. I sat my last exam at university, which I took in a separate room to my peers, just like I had taken all of my exams. We had extra time as well as a couple of helpful ladies ready and willing to assist us more needy students. This was the last time I really gave my dyslexia any thought.

Stop Typing - Start Talking!

Lisa Palmer | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

Stop typing - start talking! Lots of people try to find their partner on dating apps, or online dating sites like Match - but often we write people o...

Celebrating The Diversity Of Human Brains In The Workplace

Andrew Sutherland | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK
Andrew Sutherland

Things may be set to change by default if we consider how the digital revolution has the potential to reshape utterly our familiar notions of work, production and value - and with it, our definitions of human competence.

Why We Must Ensure That Everyone With Dyslexia Feels Supported From An Early Age

Mark McCusker | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK
Mark McCusker

Encouraging or helping an individual to self-identify can be a catalyst for change in a person's life and bring about a huge benefit psychologically as they begin to navigate issues they had perhaps struggled with before.

Forgetting 'Normal' - How We Can Embrace The Positive Differences Of Dyslexic Young People

Debra Charles | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK
Debra Charles

The real point for me, though, is that we've got to not only encourage these subjects at school, we need to inspire people about them, to get out there to show how exciting and rewarding these jobs are, and that they are absolutely achievable for pupils who see and do things differently.

The Books That Unexpectedly Inspired Reluctant Readers And Kids With Dyslexia

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

Parents of children with dyslexia or reluctant readers will know only too well the struggle they face getting their kids excited about books. But one ...

Why It's Time for Dyslexics to Come Out of the Closet

Matt Davis | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Davis

here is still a prejudice in education between the students themselves which leads to secrecy instead of openness. It's nothing to be ashamed of, in fact Richard Branson once said 'being dyslexic is actually an advantage and has helped me greatly in life' at the end of the day it's your creative ideas and opinions that will make people take notice, not your calligraphy skills.

Extra Time In Exams: Your Child May Be Eligible

Parentdish UK | Glynis Kozma | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Parents

Exams are a stressful time for all parents, whether your child is sitting Key Stage 2 SATs, GCSEs or A levels. If your child has a learning diffic...

This Is What It's Like To Read When You Have Dyslexia

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech

A software developer has created a unique website that allows readers to experience what it is like to have dyslexia. At first glance, Victor Widel...

10 Books to Get Your Child Into Reading

Juliana Oliver | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Parents
Juliana Oliver

If your child struggles to read, or lacks enthusiasm for reading, try books with relatively large text and short chapters. Funny and adventure-based stories are also more likely to appeal: they are easy to get into and mean children won't feel like they're reading a school book.

Dyslexic Starbucks Employee Wins Discrimination Case 'That Left Her Suicidal'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

A woman with dyslexia has won a disability discrimination case against Starbucks after she was accused of falsifying documents at a London branch in C...


Clive Norman | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

The fact is my intelligence, or lack of, has not changed one jot. I have always had to try to educate myself in other ways and have found I have a very broad spread of knowledge in many subjects. I'm sure that I am no more, or less intelligent than any of my friends with one or two glaring exceptions.

Richard Branson Pens Handwritten Letter To 9-Year-Old With Dyslexia

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

Richard Branson has shared a handwritten letter of advice that he sent to a young girl with dyslexia. Honor Smith, nine, had written to Branson to ...

The Waking Nightmare

Nat Hawley | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nat Hawley

Anxiety is different for everyone, but for me it's something that's with me all day, every week, always. It's like the feelings you have during a nightmare but I have them in normal life. I feel unexplainable panic, nervousness and discomfort. I worry about conversations, apprehensive to say anything in case I say something wrong. I worry about my peers' disapproval, afraid of negative feedback, of not fitting in and more.

Keeping Dyslexia Relevant - How the Government Can Give More Support to Schools and Teachers

Alex Dyer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Dyer

Finding out your child has dyslexia can be an overwhelming experience, and the importance of trying to learn, understand and empathise with the condition should not be underestimated.

New Font Could Seriously Help A Lot Of Dyslexic People

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that one in 10 people in the UK suffer from some form of dyslexia, but reading difficulties for dyslexics could soon be a thing of the ...

Lucy Sherriff

How One Young Entrepreneur Turned His Dyslexia Into A Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Starting up your own business can be challenging enough; reams of paperwork, document preparation and using the right lingo are just some of the obsta...

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.