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 board at the front of the school so every time anyone walked in through the main entrance they saw that we were celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Week. This continued throughout my life and when I was at college I displayed in our reception window that we were celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Week on an A4 sheet of paper that was very impressive, I also went back both of my high schools and spoke to students about dyslexia.
Dyslexia Awareness Week this year is the 3rd to 9th October. Every year there is a topic and this year’s is “Identification of Dyslexia” which I think is very good as over the past couple years there’s been a lot of debate about “do we use the word dyslexia and do we identify” and I say yes as early identification for me was the best thing.
So this week is very busy for me!
Throughout the week BBC Radio Leicester is supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week by having information at the Open Centre for people to come and look at, I will be supporting this through my voluntary work at the Leicestershire Dyslexia Association.
I’m very excited to have Prof Steve Chinn present a webinar on 4th October for the SEND Group his title is “Maths Explained and Understood” click here for more information.
On 5th October I’m attending a dyslexia awareness information day in Wandsworth. I will be speaking about myself and my dyslexia along with running a workshop on using Nessy products, this is a free event, for more information click here, to attend the event click here.
Leicestershire Dyslexia Association is holding an event on 6th October “Dyslexia is not just about reading” where we delighted to have Jason Lewis and award-winning author and explorer who will talk about his dyslexia experiences along with acquisitions editor Ellie Moore from HF Homes the publishers of the dyslexia friendly version of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. This is a free event, click here to find out more and book your place.
The 7th & 8th October is TES SEN Show where I’ll be working with Nessy Learning on their stand P75. We invite all teachers, TA’s and especially local authorities to come and hear about our exciting new offers we have available including Nessy Partnerships and the Nessy Premium Package, this is a free exhibition event with amazing seminars and a wealth of products and services throughout. This is a free event, click here to register to come and see us.
For more information about Dyslexia Awareness Week, click here
I look forward to seeing you at one of these events.