Each person with dyslexia is different. For some people, it may just slow them down when reading and writing; for others, dyslexia can cause more serious visual interruptions when reading, where words and letters appear blurred. A person with dyslexia might:
- Read and write very slowly
- Have poor or inconsistent spelling
- Confuse the order of letters in words
- Put letters the wrong way round (such as writing “b” instead of “d”)
- Find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions
- Struggle with planning and organisation
- Understand information when told verbally but have difficulty with information that’s written down.
People with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem-solving. Because dyslexia affects an estimated 10% of the UK population, it’s very important to fully understand what it is. This is especially the case for schools, where reading and writing are essential parts of everyday learning.
Dyslexia comes with many challenges, but many people feel like their struggles are unseen. Because dyslexia itself isn’t visible, individuals with dyslexia often feel unsupported or invisible. From the child at school struggling to keep up with the rest of their friends, to the office worker feeling like they don’t belong.
Dyslexia also too often goes hand in hand with other invisible challenges. People can struggle with their mental health. There can be discrimination in the workplace. That’s why this week we are focusing dyslexia and highlighting the importance of mental health, increase visibility of underrepresented groups, and raise serious issues of dyslexia being overlooked within education and the workplace.
At Aspiration Training, we offer a range distance learning courses, allowing you to learn in your own time, wherever you choose. We offer a Certificate in dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (QCF): https://bit.ly/2YdIwrJ
This qualification is developed to equip learners with the knowledge of dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties, including how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.
See our other distance leaning courses here: https://www.aspirationtraining.com/distance-learning-courses/
Read more about this annual event here: https://bit.ly/3D8rpqv
Your voice matters, share your story, or read about other people’s journeys with dyslexia here: https://bit.ly/2ZK5QOv