Monthly Archives: April 2014

Loose Women Dyslexia Debate

Thirty years ago, it was estimated that one in 25 children had some form of dyslexia. Now, the diagnosis is much more common, estimated to affect as many as one in eight children. Professor of education at Durham University, Julian Elliott, says that diagnosing a child with dyslexia is no more scientific than reading a horoscope, and in fact, labelling a child dyslexic could be doing more harm than good. Is dyslexia a label too far?

Loose Women via Facebook from 23 April 2014.

My response to this follows below: Read the rest of this entry

Article: Orlando Bloom on Dyslexia | Child Mind Institute

I’m up to my neck in work this week, so instead of writing you a blog of my experiences I’m afraid you’ll have to have a read of Orlando Bloom’s experiences instead. Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Dissertation Blues (One Giant Leap)

Notes, post-its and classical music

Notes, post-its and classical music

This week as I have so much university work I am in a bit of a state. I love learning about history and archaeology but the studying process is a bit of a challenge and a half! Reading takes me a lot longer than everyone else, but I always try to contribute or ask questions that other people seem to miss. However, it is writing that is the area I seriously struggle with! Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Two Months of Blogging

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Well this last month has been truly crazy! I started a new blog so I could bring together more bloggers with SpLDs, I’ve started using Twitter a lot more, I signed up to Bloglovin and my views have been going crazy this month! Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Beyond Words

I’ll tell you what, it’s bloody hard work trying to bring people together! It’s beyond words! Read the rest of this entry

Question of the Month

This month the poll is a statement that is very close to my own heart. So what do you think?

Poll Results: Do you feel comfortable about telling your employer that you have dyslexia?

The poll for March has now closed. Thank you to all of those who took part.

The question posed was:
Do you feel comfortable about telling your employer that you have dyslexia?

The results were as follows: Read the rest of this entry

Discussion: Is there enough support for adolescents and adults with dyslexia? : Dyslexia

via Is there enough support for adolescents and adults with dyslexia? : Dyslexia.

I recently started a discussion on Reddit (which I am completely new to) discussing support for adults with dyslexia. There have been some very interesting responses, so if you have Reddit and want to join the discussion, please do!

Spectrum Bloggers Network | Blogging across the SpLD Spectrum

via Spectrum Bloggers Network | Blogging across the SpLD Spectrum.

Spectrum Bloggers Network was created to bring together bloggers from across the internet who discuss and raise awareness for specific learning difficulties (aka SpLD) such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.

New online today, worth a look at for networking purposes.

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