Why is Dyslexia Awareness Week important?

Fortunately, there has been a significant improvement in the public’s understanding and awareness of dyslexia. Now, staff and some pupils recognise that dyslexia exists and what it may mean to be dyslexic. It is important that the drive towards a greater understanding of dyslexia continues, so that dyslexic children can thrive, fulfil their potential and feel good about themselves.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning difference; dyslexic individuals use their brain differently to learn and process language and language-based information. This can lead to weaknesses in certain language based cognitive functions, but also strengths in other areas.

Please follow the link below for a video produced by the British Dyslexia Association to raise awareness amongst children and adults about what dyslexia is and how it affects someone.

See dyslexia differently

Dyslexia checklist

If you are a parent or teacher and think that your child/student may be dyslexic, then please follow the link from The British Dyslexia link website for a checklist of signs. It is useful to note that this checklist includes strengths and weaknesses.

Dyslexia Checklist for Primary school students

Dyslexia Checklist for Secondary school students