Play False or True Game, Bust Myths about Dyslexia

Last week on my Facebook group, "Dyslexic Mums Support Group U.K".  Someone commented that they could cure dyslexia, all the child had to do was to take a herbal remedy. This post was quickly removed and the person banned. I was alarmed to see this, dyslexia can not be cured. Instead a child can learned ways to manage their dyslexia, so they can live a fulfilled life.

The internet if full of untrue things about dyslexia, as a parent of a dyslexic child it is scary to read. It is important that a dyslexic child knows the truth about dyslexia. This helps keep them safe and can help with their self-confidence. I have designed the card below, to help a child learn about dyslexia. All facts are scientifically proven, so you can be sure this is the truth.

Myth Buster Card

The Mooki Cards contain a “Myth Buster" card. Learn the truth about dyslexia. Use the card below on your phone or tablet for free!

This card is based on scientific research, "NHS: Dyslexia".

Untrue Information Dyslexia

  • People have always had dyslexia. It was the Victorians that first recognised it symptoms. They called it "Word Blindness". Noticing children with good intelligence levels, were below average at reading and writing.
  • In the 1920s the pioneer of dyslexia friendly teaching methods Samuel Orton. Started research into ways to teach dyslexic children. Developing the use of multi-sensory learning techniques.
  • During the 1960s - 1970s much more research was done into dyslexia. Support began to be introduced for dyslexic children in schools. The "British Dyslexia Association" was formed in 1972.
  • It was not until 2010 that dyslexia was included in the U.K Equality Act. This recognised dyslexia as a protected disability. Ensuring that dyslexic people can not be discriminated against, in education or in the workplace. Instead legally, reasonable adjustments would have to be made.

Trusted Sources Dyslexia

  • Untrue information about dyslexia is all over the internet. Stick to web-sites you can trust when learning about dyslexia. See trusted web-sites below:

Separate Fact from Fiction

Top Tips Dyslexic Mum

True Facts about Dyslexia:

  • People had dyslexia in the olden days.
  • You have dyslexia forever.
  • Rich and famous people are dyslexic.
  • Dyslexics make good scientists.
  • Dyslexia does not get worse with age.
  • Dyslexic kids can be good at maths.

Untrue Myths about Dyslexia:

  • Dyslexics are lazy.
  • Only left handed people are dyslexic.
  • Not many people have dyslexia.(1 in 5 people have it)
  • Dyslexia means you can’t be clever.
  • Only boys are dyslexic.
  • Dyslexia means you can’t read.

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