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Here are the resources we found for dyslexia for young people:
What is Dyslexia?
(Featured resource)Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum – one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like ‘normal’ and ‘defective.’ In this video, Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.
Overcoming Dyslexia, Finding Passion
This is a talk by an American student, Piper Otterbein. When Piper was in first grade, she was diagnosed with a learning disability. While Piper struggled throughout elementary (Primary) school, it was not until 7th grade that this disability was identified as dyslexia. Although she was determined to be successful in school, work took a long time to complete, and she frequently found herself frustrated and exhausted. When Piper entered high school, she had a revelation; rather than focusing all of her energy on the challenges in her life, she decided to alter her outlook and focus instead on her strengths.
Dyslexia Explained: What’s it like being Dyslexic?
This comic strip shares the story of Tom who is struggling at school because he is dyslexic and does not know it yet. We watch as he goes through his journey and watch him get diagnosed with dyslexia.
British Dyslexia Association
The British Dyslexia Association is the voice of dyslexic people. They aim to influence governement and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.
Dyslexia Action offers training at various levels to ensure that staff within the education section are able to deal with dyslexia and other difficulties that occur at the same time. They also offer a number of services for those who are already trained specific learning difficulties specialist teachers and assessors.
Learning difficulties are usually specific problems that affect our ability to learn but do not necessarily have a significant overall effect on our intelligence. Learning difficulties are usually associated with specific parts of the brain that might function a bit differently. This webpage from The Children’s Society contains top tips for living with a learning difficulty.
Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
A learning disability affects your ability to learn, understand or communicate. There are different types of learning disabilities, from small problems through to severe disabilities that may affect your whole life. About 10% of people in the UK have dyslexia, a form of learning disability that makes it hard to read and spell. If you have dyslexia or another learning disability, you may find lessons and doing your homework difficult. Find out how your teachers can help you with ways of coping.
This webpage from NHS Choices explores an overview of dyslexia, symptoms of dyslexia, how dyslexia is diagnosed, and management of dyslexia.
Just because your spelling isn’t perfect, that doesn’t mean you’er stupid. In this article, The Mix uncovers the truth about dyslexia. On this webpage, you will find information about what dyslexia is, what the symptoms are, how to find out if you are dyslexic and what support you can get if you suffer from dyslexia.