Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people in the UK, that’s over 6 million people. Most of us have heard about it but unless we have been affected probably don’t know much about it.
learning disability that affects the ability to learn to read and
spell. Sounds of words are harder to understand so learning
to read and spell using phonics is more difficult if you
have dyslexia and it can affect your short term memory
so recalling names takes longer. It varies in severity which
can make it harder to diagnose, and it can also vary
depending on the support given by work, school or university.
There is strong evidence of a family history of dyslexia and people with it tend to be great at reasoning and have creative and visual flair. People with dyslexia learn how to manage it but it is always there and in times of stress or new situations it can be highlighted. It can make learning more difficult and challenging but with the right form of support this can be managed.
Thankfully, there is much more awareness and support available for people with dyslexia than there was, but like most disabilities particularly those we can’t see, more needs to be done.
Having a positive outlook and turning negatives into
positives rather than using dyslexia as an excuse or a barrier
can help to change other people’s attitude too. Never stop
from chasing your dream or achieving your goals as there is
more help and support out there even if you have to
sometimes work harder to get it.
Having a child who has some challenges, including
suspected dyslexia (too young to fully diagnose yet), I know
how emotional and difficult it is watching them struggle to
keep up with their peers which, can affect their confidence
and behaviour. I run a Brain Development programme which
has had amazing results with my son and I am passionate
about sharing this so that others can see the results.
This programme has started to tackle some of Alfie’s dyslexic symptoms, which has been a real relief as
his reading has improved exponentially.
Getting on top of this issue will really help your confidence or your child’s confidence and this is the key
to all our happiness and successes. We can all achieve and have lots to offer, we just need to find
our thing… the thing we love!
I offer talks either on a one to one basis or to schools and nurseries to help open up your child’s brain
(and your own) to allow it to work to the best it can. For more information click