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1 Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014 “Dyslexia Matters...”

2 What do you know about dyslexia? What words do you think of when you think about dyslexia? What is dyslexia? 2

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5 Some children with dyslexia may struggle with… Reading Writing Maths Spelling Handwriting Organisation Telling the time

6 Do you know these books?

7 What have these two authors got in common? Both of them have dyslexia Both of them have used their creative side to write books for children Do you like reading? Why not try writing your own book? You could write it about a funny day you had or about your family

8 Do you know anyone with dyslexia? Remember that while they may struggle with some areas, people with dyslexia can find other aspects of learning easier. Why not offer to help them if you know they are struggling? People with dyslexia can be very clever and do amazing things. They are often very creative.

9 What are these people known for?

10 Did you guess? Yes, they were all in Pirates of the Caribbean…. But they are also…. dyslexic

11 Can you think of anymore famous people with dyslexia?

12 What about these people?

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14 Where to go if you want help? Firstly you should talk to your parents or teachers and don’t be afraid to say you are having trouble with something at school If they aren’t sure what to do, you can ask them to call the British Dyslexia Association helpline on as they can give friendly advice

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16 Useful Resources Understanding Dyslexia: a Guide for Families, 7-11 yearsUnderstanding Dyslexia: a Guide for Families, 7-11 years Understanding Dyslexia: a Guide for Parents, Carers and Young People, secondary yearsUnderstanding Dyslexia: a Guide for Parents, Carers and Young People, secondary years FAQs on the BDA websiteBDA website

17 Thank you! 17


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