There is a good fight going on for better help in schools for kids with dyslexia. I see it everyday on social media both from parents on discussion boards to groups like the American Decoding Dyslexia heroes (yes, that is how I see them, heroes and heroines) pushing for change in schools! It’s fantastic to see and I really hope that in the near future there is far better support for kids in school.
However, the battle to support adults with dyslexia doesn’t seem to be heard as loudly. I know I am going back to cover this topic once again, but I feel that this is an issue that is largely unrecognised. When you say ‘dyslexia’ people instantly assume ‘kids’ and ‘school’ not ‘adults’ and ’employment/unemployment’ or ‘prison’. Read the rest of this entry
The one thing you will see me campaigning for is support for adults with dyslexia. There are so many charities, groups and parent networks that are pushing for change in schools, but there aren’t enough people (in my opinion) pushing for change in the way adults with dyslexia are treated. We’re kind of left to get on with it! This really needs to change, especially when so many people with dyslexia are unemployed or struggle to find work. Read the rest of this entry
I am a few days behind with Blogging 101 still and on the ‘Make a Prompt Personal‘ assignment from Tuesday. I’m going to try to catch up while I am off work feeling sick and very sorry for myself. I really didn’t understand the assignment at first, but after having a look at the previous Daily Prompts I figured out what was meant and chose to write about Adult Visions.
Now, when I looked into this particular prompt, I decided to choose the title as a prompt rather than the description given.
As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?
Instead I am going to go back to one of the topics I am most passionate about: dyslexic adults. Read the rest of this entry
The poll for April has now closed. Thank you to all of those who took part.
The statement posed was:
There is enough support for adults with dyslexia.
The results were as follows: Read the rest of this entry
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!