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Leicestershire - Inspiring Pupils with Dyslexia 2013 My name is Billy. Im 10 years old. I am good at most sports & have lots of mates. I also have a learning.

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1 Leicestershire - Inspiring Pupils with Dyslexia 2013 My name is Billy. Im 10 years old. I am good at most sports & have lots of mates. I also have a learning difference - dyslexia.

2 Lots of famous and talented people have dyslexia too! Can you name anyone here?

3 Billys Quiz Thumbs up = True / Thumbs down = False Only 1 or 2 people in this school have dyslexia? You can tell someone has dyslexia by looking at them? Sometimes a person with dyslexia is forgetful? A person with dyslexia has good ideas?

4 The word Dyslexia means – difficulty with words. Some people think its just about reading and writing... its not!

5 So, what is dyslexia - and can you catch it?

6 I was born with dyslexia …... and I like to be an inventor. My dad has dyslexia too. I have to work harder at school - - thats a challenge and I love challenges!

7 How does my dyslexia affect me? Ive been slower to get going with reading Sometimes I forget things, I make lists to help me remember stuff Im really good at sports and design.

8 The good things my dyslexia gives me. Thinking up new ideas! Solving problems... I have a vivid imagination I love finding out about how things work What are YOU good at?

9 Successful sports people can also be dyslexic... some are Olympic gold medalists. Do you know who?

10 Youre Fired! Sir Alan Sugar – he is good at making lots of maybe because he has dyslexia he is more determined

11 Artistic… Pablo Picasso is a world famous artist – he was also dyslexic.

12 Are you inventive? Henry Ford designed the first motor car. He was dyslexic & a brilliant inventor.

13 Creative people … Keira Knightley is a beautiful and talented actress. She has dyslexia – a learning difference.

14 Youre not alone! Millions of bright people all over the world have dyslexia … and live great lives by working extra hard.

15 Who can help with reading & writing? Your teachers Your parents/family Check the British Dyslexia Association website: Anne Matthews, Snr EP, Leicestershire Psychology Service


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