Tag Archives: Dyslexic

The strengths of Dyslexia

People often ask about the strengths of Dyslexia; here is my summary of exceptional characteristics that  I consistently see in myself, my clients, friends and colleagues with Dyslexia. You will notice them in children and manifesting in particular jobs for … Continue reading

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One simple question to transform literacy challenges

Fluent reading and accurate spelling is dependent on people being able create a mental image of a word in their mind’s eye. Not the shape of it, the actual word.  Ask anyone who is skilled, to spell a difficult word … Continue reading

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Our kids are here to teach us

Could we shortcut what our kids are trying to teach us “Our kids are here to teach us” is a well known phrase, but what are they here to teach us.  I once thought it was things like new technologies, … Continue reading

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Learning how to do comprehension makes all the difference

I met a delightful client, KT, aged 17, who had been diagnosed as dyslexic at around 12 years old. At 17 she was told she had the comprehension age of an 8 year old. KT said that she had poor … Continue reading

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Virgin Atlantic celebrates people who think differently

Virgin Atlantic celebrates ‘gifted’ employees in glamorous new advert. The theme is “born to challenge the status quo”, with very special gifts and extraordinary talents.  This is so appropriate for those talented children and adults I work with who think … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg – another successful Dyslexic

LATEST NEWS Movies aren’t just a career for Steven Spielberg, they’ve long been an “escape” from a learning disability he didn’t even realize he had: dyslexia. For the first time, the great director is talking about his battles with dyslexia, … Continue reading

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Bedford Fun Dyslexic day

Anita Mattu, trained in Empowering Learning in August 2011. She is organising a FREE day entitled Breaking the chains of Dyslexia, with various speakers, on Saturday 14th January.  Draft details are attached.  Do support her with this initiative in Bedford … Continue reading

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