Today marks the start of Dyslexia Awareness Week, something we wanted to put much emphasis on here at The Speech Centre as there is so much that we can do to help. To start the week off we’ve written this short blog post in order to give a brief overview of Dyslexia and let our readers know that we’re here to help.
Dyslexia used to be defined simply as a difficulty reading words, nowadays however, it generally encompasses further difficulties, including: the ability to sequence, a difficulty with phonological skills, lack of automaticity and problems with organisational skills.
However, dyslexia is not an indication of intelligence, in fact, most people who have dyslexia are of above average intelligence and are fantastic at problem solving. It is simpler to think of dyslexia as a different cognitive thinking and learning style- more right brained than left.
At present, 10% of the population is estimated to have Dyslexia, however, up until 1975, there were no formal assessments in place to diagnose Dyslexia. This means that there are still thousands of people who still haven’t been formerly diagnosed as dyslexic or may not even know at all. Sadly, this also means that these people are struggling in their day to day lives and are most likely unaware of the support that is out there for them.
At The Speech Centre, we’ve been providing assistive technology and training in coping strategies for over twenty years. We understand that each person diagnosed with Dyslexia experiences it differently, perhaps one person may display all the known, associated difficulties while the next person may only show a few. Because of this, all of our staff are trained to provide the most appropriate technology and coping strategies for each different person.
To find out what we can do for you, or for more information or help regarding Dyselxia, please do not hesitate to contact us for a no obligation discussion via one of the below options.
Call: 01892 661116
Email: Christiefirstname.lastname@example.org, Andy.email@example.com or Janet.firstname.lastname@example.org