Dyslexia

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 13.04.2016 | 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 03.03.2016 | 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...

Dyslexia

Clive Norman | Posted 08.01.2016 | 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.

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.