Understanding Dyslexia and Mental Health: Embracing Challenges and Strengths
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by Arran Smith
3w ago
Understanding Dyslexia and Mental Health: Embracing Challenges and Strengths  Dyslexia, primarily known as a learning difficulty affecting reading, writing, and spelling, intersects significantly with mental health. Individuals with dyslexia often experience unique challenges that can impact their emotional well-being. However, it's crucial to recognise that dyslexia also brings distinct strengths. By exploring both the difficulties and the advantages, we can help develop a more supportive environment that enhances the mental health of those with dyslexia.  The Challenges  Dysle ..read more
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Dyslexia: Beyond Reading and Writing
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by Sian Halls
1M ago
Dyslexia is a complex learning difference that extends far beyond struggles with reading and writing. Drawing from both personal experience and professional insight, this blog delves into key aspects of dyslexia, providing educators with a deeper understanding of how it can impact the learning journey of their students. The British Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as encompassing weaknesses in phonological processing, verbal memory, and verbal processing. While these areas are central, it's essential to recognise that dyslexia can manifest in various other challenges, including organisati ..read more
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Dyslexia: Myths and Realities
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by Arran Smith
4M ago
Over the past two decades, I've been frequently asked about dyslexia, and as a dyslexic individual myself, I often find it rather challenging to articulate precisely what dyslexia entails. Dyslexia affects each of us differently, and while some might simplistically associate it with difficulties in reading and writing, with the misconception that it's solely about reversing letters, the reality is that dyslexia encompasses far more than these stereotypes. The British Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a specific learning difficulty primarily impacting reading and writing skills, yet it ..read more
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Reflecting! Dyslexia last week in 24 hours
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by Arran Smith
5M ago
Reflecting on the last 24 hours on the as of 12th of January, my journey in the world of dyslexia has been quite illuminating. Throughout my career, I've been privileged to deliver training in schools and support the growth of young people in utilising assistive technology. Just yesterday, I wrapped up a project at a primary school in Widnes. About two months ago, I had introduced them to the potential of existing technologies like Microsoft 365 and its accessibility features. Despite their limited budget, which is a common challenge across the education sector, they've made remarkable progre ..read more
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Teaching Typing
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by Arran Smith
5M ago
In today's world, a significant number of jobs require the use of technology, particularly computers with peripherals for typing. This begs the question: why isn't typing taught in our schools as part of the national curriculum? This question becomes even more pertinent when considering individuals with special needs. During my early childhood, my parents took me to a local dyslexia association in Leicester, where one of the components of their computer lessons was learning how to type on the old-fashioned Acorn computers. I thoroughly enjoyed these typing lessons, which incorporated audio an ..read more
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Dyslexia Show is Just Around the Corner
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by Arran Smith
5M ago
When it comes to sharing information about dyslexia, the Studying with Dyslexia blog is the place to be. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive information and showcase products and services that create a sense of community around dyslexia. The Dyslexia Show is the UK's leading exhibition dedicated to dyslexia and neurodiversity. We are delighted to announce that Studying with Dyslexia is once again a key partner in raising awareness and supporting the growth of this event. Both Studying with Dyslexia and the Dyslexia Show bring together a remarkable lineup of speakers from the fiel ..read more
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Dyslexia remains ever-present.
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by Arran Smith
7M ago
Being part of the dyslexic community has afforded me the privilege of attending some truly remarkable activities over the past few months. update on my recent activities related to dyslexia. October and November have been incredibly eventful months in the world of dyslexia. In late October, I had the pleasure of attending the Dyslexia Scotland conference, where more than 220 delegates from all over Scotland gathered. The conference featured a multitude of seminars and a captivating exhibition. It was a delightful experience reconnecting with friends and colleagues I hadn't seen in many months ..read more
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The Power of Speech-to-text: A tool for Dyslexic Individuals
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by Arran Smith
7M ago
When we contemplate dyslexia, we inevitably consider the numerous challenges it poses in the realms of spelling, writing, articulation, and the simple act of transcribing thoughts onto paper. These difficulties can often lead to frustration, anxiety, discomfort, and a significant blow to one's self-esteem. As an adult who grapples with severe dyslexia, I've encountered these challenges on a daily, monthly, and weekly basis. However, I've also discovered the remarkable potential of assistive technology, which has proven to be a lifeline for me. Specifically, harnessing the power of a specific ..read more
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Unleashing the Strength of Dyslexia: A Journey of Perseverance
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by Arran Smith
8M ago
Dyslexia, often known as a learning difference, has been a lifelong companion for me. Contrary to the challenges it presents, I firmly believe that dyslexia a wellspring of strengths that have shaped my journey as an entrepreneur and an advocate for dyslexia awareness. In this blog, I want to share my personal experiences and insights into how dyslexia have empowered me to think differently, persevere through adversity, and contribute to raising awareness about dyslexia.  Creativity Unleashed: One of the remarkable facets of dyslexia is its ability to nurture creativity. Dyslexic indivi ..read more
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Embracing Dyslexia: A Week of Awareness and Celebration
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by Arran Smith
8M ago
We've reached the conclusion of yet another exciting Dyslexia Awareness Week, and what a week it has been! This annual event serves as a reminder of the importance of celebrating individuals for their unique qualities and abilities. Throughout the week, I had the privilege of participating in various activities that brought together over 300 people at the International Dysgraphia Day and a day spent with Myles Pilling at the Wiltshire Dyslexia Associations Dyslexia Day. This event provided a platform to delve into the fascinating world of technology and its role in supporting both parents an ..read more
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