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The First National Conference on Dyslexia in Nigeria.



The First National Conference on Dyslexia in Nigeria.

This October, we are bringing the approximately 17 million people living with dyslexia in Nigeria to the fore. Join the conversations about this learning disability, shape the policies and lend your support at the first national conference on dyslexia to hold in Lagos oct .10 and Abuja in October 16. Theme:  Dyslexia in Nigeria: Problems, Prospects and Possibilities. Register online https://www.dyslexiafoundation.org.ng/register/  […]

What is it like to be dyslexic? Merry Everest’s Story



What is it like to be dyslexic? Merry Everest’s Story

Merry Everest, Performing Artist; Asana Leader for Yoga Alliance’s Annual Conference 2015 They say every dyslexic is different, here’s what it’s like for me: when I read, letters dance sideways, and up and down, sometimes all at once. It’s like a Busby Berkeley movie. Sometimes letters dance in a pattern, and sometimes chaotically. It’s quite […]

How can I teach history to a dyslexic child?



How can I teach history to a dyslexic child?

First, keep in mind that dyslexia does not hurt intelligence – in fact, since many dyslexics are visual thinkers, it may even enhance speed and creativity of thought. Second, understand that a dyslexic student may have experienced a lot of failure and frustration, and a lot of undeserved negative labels such as “lazy” or “uncooperative.” […]

Jobseekers with dyslexia: challenges and solutions



Jobseekers with dyslexia: challenges and solutions

This content is brought to you by Guardian Professional. After encountering problems finding work, graduate Scott Bryan looks at the obstacles facing other people with the disorder and offers advice  I discovered I had dyslexia when I was 20, during my second year at university studying English language. I couldn’t keep up with the workload, […]

Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits



Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits

Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.

Can dyslexia inspire me to success?



Can dyslexia inspire me to success?

Having trouble reading and writing doesn’t mean you will have trouble succeeding. People with dyslexia have excelled in all walks of life, from treading the boards to theoretical physics. It is a common trait among those best described as Britain’s business super-powers, from Alan Sugar to Richard Branson. So, far from being a hindrance, can […]

Top tips for creating Dyslexia friendly print materials



Top tips for creating Dyslexia friendly print materials

As well as offering Alternative Format information, what can you do to make your print materials easier for dyslexic students to read? The Dyslexia Association’ produce some excellent tips on creating dyslexia friendly print materials which are available from the BDA website :

Embracing children with dyslexia



Embracing children with dyslexia

By VICTORIA SEIKETSO SETHIBE Dyslexia is defined as a learning disability that makes it difficult for a person to decode (read), encode (spell) and comprehend words (Sandman-Hurley, 2016). In that way, dyslexic people experience challenges writing sentences and comprehensive paragraphs. Unfortunately, dyslexia has is still misunderstood by quite a number of people even up to […]

List of Books Focusing on Dyslexia for young people



List of Books Focusing on Dyslexia for young people

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer Plucky twelve-year-old Foster McFee is not going to let her inability to read keep her from reaching her goal of having her own television cooking show. In fact, her ambitions engage everyone around her, including an unlikely reading tutor who forces her to confront the vulnerability she is trying […]