October 1, 2017
Why get involved in Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017? As a mother of a Dyslexic child I know that it is important to create a Dyslexic friendly society, and Dyslexia Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity to do just that! There are plenty of ways to get involved and plenty of resources available on the internet and in local Libraries, and schools.
The British Dyslexia Association has lots of ideas on their website, along with free downloads and a free toolkit. You can check out the daily themes from the British Dyslexia Association here.
I found the following important when I realised that my son had problems with reading and writing and recall;
If you think that your child is having difficulties, don’t leave it to late! I found a local independent Dyslexia Consultant, who gave full diagnostic testing, alongside a plan of action for the school to follow. With this in place we could access dyslexia friendly teaching and support.
It’s really important to ensure that all reasonable adjustments are made by school, society and at home to help your child reach their full potential. Don’t be afraid to ask for changes to be made!
Never underestimate the amount of information available out there! Along with strategies, the volume of information out there will best prepare you and will help you to create an accessible learning environment for your child, and will also help you to educate others on the importance of creating a Dyslexia friendly society for all!
This special week is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge, and to support and learn from those with Dyslexia.
Please use the hashtag #positivedyslexia2017
The British Dyslexia Association: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
dyslex.io, a one stop site for everything you need to know! www.dyslex.io
Barrington Stoke: Books in Dyslexia friendly fonts.
Nessy Learning, fun interactive computer learning for children in Primary schools: www.nessy.co.uk
Written by Frankie Gray for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017