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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.

Mr Maxon’s Guide to Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be a tough condition to live with, especially if you are undiagnosed. In this video, you see puppets explaining the condition of dyslexia as well as what you can do to support someone with dyslexia.