I recently read this article, in the Metro about Matt Hancock’s experience of being Dyslexic and his Dyslexia Campaign for universal screening in primary schools in England.
In his words this means that no child leaves school not knowing if they are Dyslexic.
Matt talks about how learning word shapes has helped him, but thanks to neuroscience we know that competent readers/spellers store millions of whole words as mental images in their Word Form Area (WFA), adjacent to the Occipital Lobe, the visual centre (see picture). This is how word recognition develops.
We have 22 years experience of enabling Dyslexics to learn these skills, simply and easily we know exactly how to learn the basics in less than an hour. Furthermore giving these skills to teachers and parents of the very young should be able to dramatically reduce the incidence of Dyslexia in schools.
To learn more go to www.visualkids.co.uk and book on my next “Ready for a new strategy for Dyslexia”, live event. Monday 4th July at 7pm UK time.
Dyslexia assessment is fine but prevention is so much better!
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