What I learned at DyslexiFest

Last Saturday, I escaped a drizzly afternoon by visiting Scotland’s first-ever dyslexia festival. The one-day event took place in The Lighthouse in Glasgow. Tucked down a wee lane, The Lighthouse is not the easiest building to find, but it is one of Glasgow’s architectural gems. It was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and it isContinue reading “What I learned at DyslexiFest”

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Dyslexia: Its time has come

Creativity, problem solving, resilience: exactly the type of personal characteristics employers are looking for in an information-driven, post-industrial work environment. When detail and minutia become challenging, we take to the higher ground and see the bigger picture. Story telling becomes a way of life when simple facts and data are difficult to absorb. Abstract thinkingContinue reading “Dyslexia: Its time has come”

The Case for The International Celebration of Dyslexia 

Following the announcement in May that plans for the first International Celebration of Dyslexia (ICD) are underway for August 2020 (see here for the initial article, and here for the event web page), I have pondered why such an event might be needed.  Most obviously, the scale of the proposed event invites greater capacity forContinue reading “The Case for The International Celebration of Dyslexia “