Dyslexia Awareness Week

3rd November 2014 by OSFC. Comments (0)

dyslexia (3)Monday 3rd – Sunday 9th November is Dyslexia Awareness Week when we’ll be taking the opportunity to raise awareness of Dyslexia, providing information on this type of learning difficulty and promoting the help and support we can provide for learners.

Throughout the week there will be displays and information in the main reception area of the College, including the giant Rubik’s cube, and interactive displays will also be available on the College’s VLE.

Dyslexia is a puzzling mix of strengths and difficulties. People with dyslexia are often intelligent, creative and good speakers, but struggle to get their ideas down in writing. In Dyslexia Awareness Week, our emphasis is on the strengths people with dyslexia often have, rather than just the problem areas. These strengths include problem-solving, lateral and creative thinking, and working well in 3D. Around 10% of the population are affected by dyslexia, and in any one year the College has around 100 such students.

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