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I Am Dyslexic. Now What?

 

If your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia...

Your first port of call should be the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) of your child's school. See our Hints and Tips for Parents. Have a read of our section on Special Educational Needs. 

If you are starting employment...

Tell your employer about your dyslexia. The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination against disabled people in employment. This includes dyslexics. Employers cannot refuse to employ a person because of their disability. Access to Work may be able to fund a dyslexia-friendly workplace. 

If you are starting or in Higher Education...

Tell Student Support Services or your course funding body (eg Student Finance England) abour your dyslexia. You may be entitled to Disabled Students Allowance. 

Do not keep quiet about your dyslexia 

At least 10% of the population may be dyslexic, with another 4% severely dyslexic. Plus, you are in very gifted company... 


Scientists and Inventors: Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Leonardo Da Vinci 

Actors: Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Robin Williams, Harrison Ford, Whoopi Goldberg, Keanu Reeves 

Musicians: Cher, Noel Gallagher, John Lennon, Britney Spears, Usher 

Athletes:
 Duncan Goodhew, Sir Steven Redgrave, Muhammad Ali 

Entertainers and Innovators: Guy Ritchie, Jamie Oliver, Richard Branson, Tommy Hilfiger, Walt Disney 

All dyslexics are individuals, and whatever your chosen field, dyslexia is not a barrier to successful achievement.

Free information, advice and guidance is available on all these topics. Just pick up the phone or drop us a line. 

 

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