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.
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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.
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