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World Dyslexia Awareness Day

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World Dyslexia Awareness Day

Posted by on 4 October 2017

You may find it easier to go straight to this website where you can personalise the display which may make it easier for you. 

What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.
It's a "specific learning difficulty", which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.
It affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. It is best thought of as a continuum (or line) and there are no clear cut-off points.

It's estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

Technology and coloured overlays may help some people, you can read more about assistive technology here .

I'm at studying and having trouble studying, what can I do to make things easier?
Get in touch with speak to your tutor or student support service to see if they have any advice about the services and support they provide. You may also be able to get help to get an assessment and you may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).

Where can I look for more information? - Easy to use information about Dyslexia for under 16s and over 16s including how to get an assessment, support during further education, support during higher education, learning to drive, study skills. It's got great information for employers, teachers and parents on there too. - British Dyslexia Association has a wealth of information on there. The NHS website has information on treatment, symptoms and management of Dyslexia

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