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Dyslexia

Dyslexia Friendly Schools

We are committed to meeting the needs of all of our pupils. As such we are working really hard to become increasingly Dyslexia Friendly in our teaching and also in our communication with children and their families. Research has shown that Dyslexia Friendly pedagogy (teaching techniques) supports all learners and is as effective for children who do not have Dyslexia as those that do.

Our lead in school for Dyslexia Friendly work is Mrs T Evans, our school SENco (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) who can provide support to any parents that need more information or support.

Here is some info that may be of interest to you:

Dyslexia is a LEARNING DIFFERENCE

Dyslexia is a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect the learning process in one or more of reading, writing and spelling.

Some learners have very well developed creative and/ interpersonal skills, others have strong oral skills.

ALL HAVE STRENGTHS

10% of population have some form of dyslexia

4% are severely dyslexic including 375,000 school children

"Dyslexia friendly teaching and learning methods" can benefit all children.
Multi sensory learning techniques provide the key to teaching pupils with dyslexia because all the pathways in the brain are being used. This will mean that the stronger senses help the weak ones.
The key is to find the way that an individual learns best and to then try to adapt the classroom organisation and teaching style to accommodate more effective learning.

We remember:
• 20% of what we read
• 30% of what we hear
• 40% of what we see
• 50% of what we say
• 60% of what we do........and
• 90% of what we see, hear, say and do

Question:
What % of self made millionaires who were surveyed were dyslexic?

Answer:
• 40% of 300 millionaires who participated in a study had been diagnosed with dyslexia.
• Dyslexics who struggle make up for it by being more creative, and looking at the bigger picture.
• Richard Branson- first million made by the age of 18, "Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that has helped others."

 

British Dyslexia Association 

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Codsall
Wolverhampton
WV8 1AN

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Tel: 01902 842998
Fax: 01902 841629
Email: office@st-nicholas.staffs.sch.uk

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