The Debauchery of Disparaging Dyslexia

I came across an article last year that concerned itself with the subject of IQ tests.  While reading the piece, I noted the author’s statement that dyslexia can disappear with disappointment, particularly as it was made without the qualification that it was their opinion.  While everyone is entitled to voice their own beliefs, it angeredContinue reading “The Debauchery of Disparaging Dyslexia”

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Facebook and Literacy

According to recent research conducted by Booked, a magazine for UK schools, 70% of headteachers believe that Facebook and Twitter has adversely affected the literacy of young people.  To be fair to them, the examples that are used to back up this claim are not without merit: “I wont to work wiv you’re  company.” AnotherContinue reading “Facebook and Literacy”

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?”

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”

Beyond Words: What does it Mean?

There are many battles dyslexics face due to misconceptions about the condition. I have to confess, that before I started volunteering with Dyslexia Scotland, I was one of the probable masses of people who think that dyslexia only affects literacy. In truth, it’s so much more than that – which was what this year’s conference,Continue reading “Beyond Words: What does it Mean?”

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”

The ones it hurts, are those who need us the most.

Following the discovery last week that 14 UK charities agreed to increase the salaries of their CEOs despite a fall in donations, charities haven’t been getting great press at the moment.  It is little wonder that William Shawcross of the Charity Commission is worried that all the negative publicity surrounding this issue will adversely affectContinue reading “The ones it hurts, are those who need us the most.”