Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014

Dyslexia Awareness Week is running from Monday November 3rd until Sunday November 9th. The theme for 2014 is ‘Dyslexia Matters’.

Dyslexia is a condition that effects around 6 million people in the UK, that’s 1 in 10 of us. It is a specific learning difficulty which can create problems with the processing of reading words, spelling and memory.

Typically a person with dyslexia may struggle with taking notes, misinterpreting exam or essay questions, struggle to find the words to express what they are thinking or need to re-read texts.

The Learning Support Centre and Jotters support approximately 200 students with Dyslexia. We provide note-takers for lectures and seminars and one to one Study Skills sessions during which strategies for producing written work, exam preparation and group work are discussed and implemented.

Following on from this we’ll post a blog written from the point of view of someone who has got Dyslexia which will provide insight to what it’s like.