Sooo… This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week. 10% of the UK’s population is Dyslexic (Yes I am 1 of that 10%). The theme of this week is ‘Making Sense of Dyslexia’.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability to learn to read and spell. It often runs in families and stems from a difficulty in processing the sounds in words. – Dyslexia Action
Check out this video from Fixers UK about one young person helping other young people with Dyslexia:
Dyslexia is not the same for everyone, it ranges in types and forms such as being mild or severe. Dyslexia is not related to someone’s intelligence and also is not caused by visual difficulties. There are many ways for someone with Dyslexia to manage this, but it can always be felt in times of stress or new situations.
The best way to approach Dyslexia or help someone who has Dyslexia is to understand it and not treat it as a barrier.
There are loads of signs that someone may be dyslexic, and these can vary depending on age. Dyslexia Action have put together a great resource that lists everything you need to know about Dyslexia and this can be found here.
This great Daily Mail article also shows you what its like to be Dyslexic, check it out here.
The best way to help, is to understand.