This page is dedicated to the latest, most informative, entertaining and useful dyslexia news stories from across the world. If it has hit the news, you will find it here.
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21st June 2021
The Queen of England’s granddaughter has always been very vocal about her struggles with dyslexia and in raising awareness for the learning difficulty. She has just narrated an animated version of the book Xtraordinary People, written by Kate Griggs, founder of the global charity, Made By Dyslexia which looks at the xtraordinary skills kids with dyslexia possess.
TikTok has become one of the biggest crazes of 2021 and with it’s forward-thinking inclusive approach, it looks like it will be sticking around. The creators created a text to speech option for those with dyslexia or who are visually impaired. Click on the link to learn how to change the voice.
Educational professionals in Scotland have launched a remote learning platform which delivers lessons remotely with step-by-step guidance directly from teachers. Lessons are suitable for pupils that might face different challenges, like dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Read on to find out how one author never let dyslexia hold her back from what she wanted to be: an author. Author Audrey Lawrence firmly believes that ‘Children can’t be what they can’t see.’
19th June 2021
James Martin discusses his struggle with dyslexia and gives parents a list of symptoms to spot. A much loved personality on British TV, Martin has long since been open about his battles with education, dyslexia and learning.
18th June 2021
New research published in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal suggests a new theory of human cognitive evolution called ‘Complementary Cognition’. This proposes that through adapting to dramatic environmental and climatic inconsistencies, our ancestors evolved to specialise in different, but complementary, ways of thinking. Click on the link above to read an overview of the study.
17th June 2021
An analyst at JP Morgan says she faced bullying and abuse over her dyslexia. She was dismissed in early 2019 following what the bank called “really stupid errors” over her expense claims. She has since sued for discrimination alleging she struggled with a “hostile environment” from managers with regards to her dyslexia.
16th June 2021
Companies which leave neurodiversity out of their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs are making a mistake
Of the 90% of companies which claim to prioritise diversity, only 4% of them consider disabilities with even fewer considering learning and thinking differences. With 1 in 5 people in the US suffering from a neurodiversity issue, this is ignoring the needs of a significant proportion of the population.
A new study in Brain and Behavior scientific journal has found a link between visual white noise and cognitive abilities such as memory, reading and decoding in children with learning difficulties. The study proved that white noise improves reading skills and memory recall in children.
15th June 2021
Prisoners at HMP Berwyn (UK) with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and ADHD will receive personalised education in a bid to cut crime. Studies show that prisoners who take part in learning while are 9% less likely to commit further crimes upon their release.
14th June 2021
The Oscar-nominated actress, 54, opened up on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” about her preparation for filming and how words and lines would jumble up because of her dyslexia. Click on the link above to read the full story and watch the video.
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10th June 2021
A journalist from the NZ Herald reaches out to Sir Richard Branson about dyslexia and how he thinks we can help our children. Sir Richard responds with his opinion on how he believes it essential to look at dyslexia as a strength rather than a weakness.
5th June 2021
Chef James Martin talks candidly about his struggles with dyslexia and his inability to use an autocue. Diagnosed aged 30, Martin discusses his difficulty and lack of support at school and his entry into the world of food and then his move into TV.
4th June 2021
Viewers of Celebrity GoggleBox in the UK last night were in for a treat as they got a glimpse into Sir Tom’s life complete with outdated flip phone and struggles with dyslexia. He discussed his struggles with spelling and how it impacts his day to day life. What an ambassador for dyslexia Sir Tom is.
These are the latest dyslexia news stories from around the world. Simply click on the link to take you to the whole story.