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Dyslexia Day: #LightItUpFor1in5

Wearing red for #LightItUpFor1in5

Wearing red for #LightItUpFor1in5

Well today is apparently Dyslexia Day! There are so many dyslexia awareness things I begin to lose track! Can’t complain, just wish more people were listening.

So, today I have been wearing red to join in #LightItUpFor1in5 campaign. Make sure you give them a like on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Light-It-Up-Red-for-1in5/1531251890443354?fref=ts  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Awareness Month: My Top 5 Books

I never really enjoyed reading when my friends at school started chomping through them. I never associated ‘book’ with ‘pleasure’ like my best friend at school who loved her Jane Austen books after watching the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. It took me until I was 15 or 16 when I discovered Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the library in school that I began to understand why people like reading a book. Now I have hundreds of them! I haven’t read them all mind you! A lot of them have been used for university studies and I will have only read a specific section of the book.

Here are a section of books that I have really enjoyed! Some of them I have read more than once!!! These books are perhaps aimed more towards teenage and adult audiences, so if you’re looking for books for your dyslexic kids to read, they won’t be suitable on the whole.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Dyslexia at Work

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

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Dyslexia doesn’t exist. Poll results

I set a poll up back in May (which I completely forgot about) so thought I would share the results with you during Dyslexia Awareness Month.

The statement was: “Dyslexia doesn’t exist.”

Strongly Disagree – 20 – 83%

Strongly Agree – 1 – 4%
Agree – 1 – 4%
Disagree – 1 – 4%
Don’t Know – 1 – 4%

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Poll 2

As a student I was always looking for apps or software that made life easier for me. So if you could have an app that helped you out with your dyslexia, what would you want it to do? You can add your own options and vote for more than one option!

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Poll Number One

I’m interesting in finding out a few bits and pieces which I will post on the last day of Dyslexia Awareness Month, so here is the first poll related to vision:

Dyslexia Awareness Month: My Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts

I took a break from blogging yesterday so as not to overload the blog. So today I am back with a few more. I’m going to start with sharing my current top my most read blog posts since I started writing in February 2014.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Awareness Month: My Top 5 Dyslexia Related Blogs

As many as 1 in 5 people have dyslexia at varying degrees of severity. I have decided that this month I will be highlighting some of my top 5 dyslexia related people and things. Today I want to give some credit to my dyslexic blogging peers! I have so much love and admiration for these people and their blogs, so I would appreciate if you would give them a wee look and add them to the blogs you follow!  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Awareness Month: #dyslexicselfie

It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month! So let’s get this party started!!! Dyslexia shouldn’t be seen as a negative thing. It’s time to rise above the stigma!

@Hidden_Ability have created a wonderful hashtag for all you lovely dyslexic people and dyslexic supporters to take part in: #dyslexicselfie

All you need to do is take a photo of yourself and Tweet or Facebook it with the hashtag #dyslexicselfie

Here is my contribution, so make sure you join in! Come on! Let’s show the world that we are a diverse bunch from various backgrounds!

#dyslexicselfie: wearing my signature cap to stop my visual stress related migraines

#dyslexicselfie: wearing my signature cap to stop my visual stress related migraines

Dyslexia Awareness Month: October 2014

Next month is Dyslexia Awareness Month!!! I will warn you all now that my blog may go a little bit crazy with postings to try to help people to understand exactly what it is to be dyslexic. Like my #blogging4charity, I want to spell out what dyslexia means! And this is where you guys come in!

Below is a form where you can choose a letter you would like to talk about. It could be that for you ‘L is for Left’ because you struggle between telling between left and right, or it could be ‘A is for Attention Span’ because you struggle to stay focused in class at school. Make it something that you feel best describes your dyslexia (you can even fill the form in more than once) and at the end of October I will post up all your different responses!

So let us join together to tell the world what dyslexia REALLY means!

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