See dyslexia differently

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has produced a short video called See dyslexia differently to address misconceptions young people may have about dyslexia.  The animation shows both the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.  It can be found here

Dyslexia does not only affect reading and writing but is more to do with information processing.  People with dyslexia may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear, which can affect learning and the acquisition of literacy skills. Dyslexia can also impact on other areas such as organisational skills.

It is important to remember that there are positives to thinking differently. Many dyslexic people show strengths in areas such as reasoning and in visual and creative fields.