Thinking Outside the Box on the Box

  In a recent blog, I stated that a disadvantage of film and television over books was that everything has already been decided for the viewer, whereas books let the reader make decisions in their own heads.  However, what in one way appears to be a curse can in another way appear to be aContinue reading “Thinking Outside the Box on the Box”

A story by any other structure would teach the same….

Having highlighted the importance of reading in my previous blog entry, I feel that I can safely argue the other side of the coin without being hounded. Because the sad fact is, it is more than just dyslexia that can hinder someone’s reading ability and their fondness of books.  What they are forced to read,Continue reading “A story by any other structure would teach the same….”

Dreams, what are your dreams?

Another fantastic poem from our wonderful poet , can you find the hidden word? Dreams, what are your dreams? My dreams (which may be the dreams of all Dyslexics) are: Younder; my true potential is younder! I am forever reaching for that place where my true self shines out of me (its just beyond my reach)!Continue reading “Dreams, what are your dreams?”

Dyslexia: Beyond words – Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013

This years programme is launched, visit our website to find out more and get involved with some of the exciting events we have planned for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013. Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013 runs from 4th – 9th November the theme this year is Dyslexia Beyond Words. An exciting programme of events will run across ScotlandContinue reading “Dyslexia: Beyond words – Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013”

All the books I wish I’d read

I love to read, I do it for pleasure and there is nothing better than immersing yourself in a fictional world where you can create something really unique to your reading experiences. However, I have a tedious love, hate relationship with this pastime. I recently moved house and had to pack up all my worldlyContinue reading “All the books I wish I’d read”

If – poems about Dyslexia

We have been sent these wonderful poems by a very talented lady and we think they sum things up very well. We hope that you enjoy them half as much as we have. If you can cope with amazing talent coupled with absolute inability, And face both with the same attitude; If you can trust your talent when all around youContinue reading “If – poems about Dyslexia”

Lost in Translation

It was never my intention to write anything remotely like a sequel to my Lost for Words? blog, however it later occurred to me that, as a result of some dyslexics having trouble with sarcasm, tone of voice and phrases that are not meant to be taken literally, spoken English, particularly in the UK, canContinue reading “Lost in Translation”

Lost for Words?

  Recently The Oxford English Dictionary (hereafter known as the OED in the interest of brevity) has added around one thousand new words to its online lexicon.   Some of the new entries include selfie (a photo taken on a smartphone of yourself that is usually uploaded to a social networking site) phablet (apparently usedContinue reading “Lost for Words?”

What are the chances

My money’s on Prince George Alexander Louis being dyslexic Wouldn’t it be fantastic if Prince George Alexander Louis grew up to be dyslexic? What a boost that would be for us dyslexics to know that we are in good company! In fact the odds are quite high on this. 10% of the population are dyslexic so theContinue reading “What are the chances”