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About Dyslexia

October 3rd, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

For further information visit the British Dyslexia Association  Dyslexic genes Dyslexia runs in families. When the dyslexic gene was first discovered it was called ‘1p’. After hearing this a dyslexic at the centre said “You mean to tell me that my brain is bigger than other people’s but it is only worth 1p?!!” Its not

Dyslexic Brains

October 2nd, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

The right hemisphere of the dyslexic brain may be bigger than the ordinary brain. DR Sherman of Harvard medical school has found three biological differences in the dyslexic brain. Unfortunately, although the brain is bigger it has faulty bits, in the Magonocells and cerebral cortex. Dyslexia can affect people in various ways because the processing

Other Difficulties

October 1st, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

‘Specific learning difficulty’ is an umbrella term sometimes used as a synonym for dyslexia but also includes the following: Dyscalcuila As with any disability, no two individuals experience the same combination of difficulties and some people may exhibit signs of more than one SpLD. Dyscalculia is characterised by difficulties with mathematical skills. People with dyscalculia may have

Visual Dyslexia

September 28th, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

If you/your child is experiencing difficulties following text, gets headaches when reading, jiggles in their seat when trying to focus on text or complains that the words move around they may have a form of visual dyslexia. The first step is to visit an ophthalmologist to check eyesight, including convergence and divergence. Some dyslexics find

FAQs

September 26th, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

For further information please see the British Dyslexia Association FAQs

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September 25th, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

Advice Sheets

September 24th, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

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Famous Dyslexics

September 20th, 2013 by Cate Hewitt

Dyslexia can be a positive advantage Although dyslexia creates difficulties in particular areas for children, students, and adults, dyslexic people frequently enjoy above average physical co-ordination skills, empathy, and can be artistically gifted. The greatest barrier to success is the lack of confidence and low self-esteem that can experienced. With accurate diagnosis and appropriate help,

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