My dyslexic college experience

by a dyslexic student At school I didn’t think I was different to anyone else. I was not a low achiever but found exams stressful. I hated being asked to read aloud in class. I was a slow, not very fluent reader. I wasn’t very good at spelling and was rubbish at languages. I’m notContinue reading “My dyslexic college experience”

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Me, Myself and I + Dyslexia (Part 2)

Leading on from my Part 1 blog, here is a list of my top 5 tips, that I want to share, in the hope that it might help other people. My Top 5 Tips Technology – I love Grammarly. My work pays for me to have the premium edition, which is great, but even theContinue reading “Me, Myself and I + Dyslexia (Part 2)”

Getting to Know Your Learning Strategies: Part I

  I was told I was dyslexic when I was around 6 in the early 1990s, and got extra tutoring for it, but it was believed then that dyslexia was merely a shortcoming in being able to read and write in my native language. Once I was able to do that, I was ‘cured’ –Continue reading “Getting to Know Your Learning Strategies: Part I”

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”

What Gaps Exist?

Following the recent news that Michael Morpurgo has written the first book in a series that is being published with the intention of making it easier for dyslexic parents to read to their children, I was surprised that, as the volunteer Resource Centre Manager for Dyslexia Scotland, I hadn’t realised that such a big gapContinue reading “What Gaps Exist?”