Tag Archives: dyslexia

Why Teaching Dyslexic Children to Read is Not the Solution

‘While learning to read, and having good levels of literacy, are undoubtedly important, I don’t believe this is the whole solution,’ Bambi Gardiner, Founder of Oaka Books, explains why teaching a dyslexic child to read does not solve the problem.

Dyslexia Awareness Across the World

Over recent years in the UK, the main focus for dyslexia has been to create awareness and new support in many different ways. However, is this the case in other countries? How does the language you are reading in effect dyslexia? The English Language is called irregular orthography. This means the same combinations of letters…

Dyslexia and Successful Entrepreneurs

There has always been the myth that people with dyslexia are stupid or not intelligent. However, this is far from the case. Many people with dyslexia are bright, creative and as adults, have accomplished great things throughout their lives.  In fact, many dyslexics grace the lists of highly successful businessmen, artists and actors. Dyslexics are…

The Importance of Being Aware of Dyslexia

Dyslexia comes in many shapes and forms. Each person who has dyslexia will be affected in a different way, whether it’s an issue with processing speed, short term memory or their spelling and reading. With dyslexia occurring in at least 1 in 10 people, affecting more than 700 million children and adults worldwide, it is…

The Difficulties with spelling Dyslexia

Why use a tricky word to spell and read to describe a condition that means you find spelling and reading difficult? Considering that the word ‘dyslexia’ is used to describe difficulty with reading, it is a strange choice of word.  The meaning of the word ‘dyslexia’ originally comes from the Greek word ‘dys’, meaning poor…