Dyslexia Workshop

July arrived and so did the sun, rain and wind, but no weather could deter from the enthusiasm and talent of the children I had the delight of sharing the Dyslexia workshop with. As the children stepped through the door of The Barefoot Sanctuary into the workshop the energy rose up and excitement and nervesContinue reading “Dyslexia Workshop”

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Dyslexia made me, society tried to stop me

“You were born an original, don’t die a copy” John Mason I recently decorated the above canvas bag. I was inspired to do this because I created something similar at Women Making It (in Glasgow Women’s Library) and also by Richard Branson’s ‘Made by Dyslexia’ campaign. I think it is time to list some clichésContinue reading “Dyslexia made me, society tried to stop me”

Dyslexia Awareness: Moving Mountains

               Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland is here again. In the past 5 years or so, Ellie’s blue ribbons have gone from strength to strength. Therefore some of us might be beginning to take Dyslexia Awareness Week for granted and finding it all a bit too much work. However, IContinue reading “Dyslexia Awareness: Moving Mountains”

Dyslexia, Reading and Visual Stress

This year as I am approaching 40, I finally have tinted specs for visual stress (sometimes people use the terms visual difficulties or Meares-Irlen). I had been tested at least twice before. Once as a kid, just after I had been identified as having dyslexia and again around 5 years ago. Before going for aContinue reading “Dyslexia, Reading and Visual Stress”

The challenges of becoming a parent and being dyslexic!

As a little girl, I had an image of becoming a Mummy.  I imagined cuddling and playing with my baby, long walks with the pram and a general feeling of fulfillment. However, being an unidentified dyslexic adult, my experience of becoming a parent was far from what I had imagined. Although all new parents faceContinue reading “The challenges of becoming a parent and being dyslexic!”

Dyslexia and mental health

Our 9-year-old daughter is dyslexic.  Dyslexia runs through both sides of our family although myself and my husband are not dyslexic.  When we started to realise that our daughter was finding reading, writing and spelling difficult at school, we panicked.  We wanted school to solve this for us straight away.  As we have learnt moreContinue reading “Dyslexia and mental health”