Now that the A-level results are out, then getting organised to go to university is now in full swing. It is a worrying time for any student, but being dyslexic and going to university adds a whole new dimension to the experience.
I work with dyslexic individuals of all ages. Each dyslexic is unique and what one person will struggle with, another won’t. What they do all have in common is the way they are treated by the education system.
Dyscalculia has probably been acknowledged for the same length of time as dyslexia, but not being able to do maths does not have the same stigma attached to it.
Apart from being a word that is not only hard to say, but even harder to try to remember how to spell; Synaesthesia is a truly fascinating subject. Synaesthesia is not though just about smell, it can also relate to taste, touch, hearing or vision.
Today I would like to address the myths of dyslexia. I am still amazed to hear that so many myths and misconceptions abound about dyslexia and its related forms.