An amazing week – Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

An amazing week – Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

What an amazing week. Dyslexia week went really well we saw so much awareness about dyslexia so many amazing stories about different people and so many supportive things going on. As you know I ran a number of webinars over the week relating to my work with Microsoft....

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2021

Arran Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW) 1 Dyslexia Awareness Week is upon us here in the UK and in the wider world it’s Dyslexia Month. For me I've been involved in many Dyslexia Awareness Weeks by doing talks in my school days about my dyslexia, having displays in...

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020 is here. When we look at 2020 it is going to be one of them years that is certainly memorable. There are positives and negatives, but we always have to move forward. Dyslexia Awareness Week in the UK traditionally is taking place the first...

Dyslexia Strengths

Dyslexia Strengths

Living with dyslexia can be difficult it can also be tough and stressful. Motivation and perseverance is not often lacking but you may find yourself doing a small amount of...

Using Claro Read

Using Claro Read

When we think of the word dyslexia we often think of difficulties, differences or disability. This is true as dyslexia does cause a difference in the brain that means that we have difficulties with specific tasks. A high proportion of people who are dyslexic will have...

Succeeding

Succeeding

It’s not nice to say that you’re never going to succeed, back in my school days this is exactly what I was told.   At nine years old I was told that I was dyslexic, so what did it mean to me? I was different how did that make me feel? At first, I was excited I wanted...

Reading, Spelling and Technology Typing?

Reading, Spelling and Technology Typing?

For as long as I can remember I’ve been around typing programs which has been most of my life. When I say typing programs I mean touch typing and learning to use the keyboard correctly. We often take typing for granted as the majority of us use the keyboard every...

2016 Now 2017

2016 has been and gone and it was an amazing year with its normal activities and challenges. I have a number of goals for 2017.  Before I go into them we must remember one thing, when you are dyslexic your body is always under stress and we should think of ways of...

Understanding Mindview

Memory or working memory can be a big problem for dyslexic people. Organising your thoughts onto paper can be very difficult. Put yourself in this situation, a piece of paper in front of you and you must write a story or a report where do you start. Your mind is...

Nessy

There are many products and services out there that are designed to aid children with the difficulties they face with dyslexia. There are many teachers out there that can support students with dyslexia. There are also several products available to support and aid...

Free webinars in November

          Arrandyslexia.co.uk and the SEND Group work very closely together on running free webinars on different types of technology that can be used to support dyslexic people and November is no exception, I’m delighted to let you know that...

Dyslexia Awareness Week is definitely upon

Dyslexia Awareness Week is definitely upon us and I’m going to try and do a blog every day about the activities that I’ve done and what is coming up the rest of the week. I’m always keen to spread awareness of dyslexia whether that is locally, nationally or to a small...

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week is always an exciting time for me. I started spreading awareness about dyslexia when I was 14. I contacted the British Dyslexia Association and they supported me by sending me some information to display in my high school, I displayed it on a...

Dyslexia : TTS Can Help

When we think of the word dyslexia we often think of difficulties, differences or disability. This is true as dyslexia does cause a difference in the brain that means that we have difficulties with specific tasks. A high proportion of people who are dyslexic will have...

The first one

Being dyslexic and blogging it's an odd combination More than a year ago I set up this blog site. I said to myself you going to write more, well dictate more. I've set up this blog site to talk about things that interest me and I think that might interest others. I...