Recently I questioned the use of dyslexia as described as a learning difficulty in relation to the term Disabled Student Allowance. I know for sure that some people are worried about being labelled as dyslexic or disabled, but neither should be see as an issue. However we do prefer to use the term learning difference and prefer to use identified as dyslexic rather than diagnosed with dyslexia.
Whilst we think it is better to identify dyslexia in children at a young age, we are able to assess children and adults. In the past 6 months the age range for assessments done by Sara has been from 7 to 55 years old, with people from a range of backgrounds. Sara has assessed children in Primary Schools from deprived backgrounds and has also assessed Doctors who have travelled to our garden office.
I watched this documentary years ago. Basically Bill Gates and Steve Jobs struggled with dyslexia, but they amongst others with neurodiversity developed the computers/mobile phones and the software we take for granted today. Before them there was Alan Turing, the father of computing, who also helped with the enigma code in the 2nd World War; he was apparently autistic.
So in these strange times it will be the geeks/the scientists who will either develop a vaccine or other effective therapies to ultimately find a solution to defeat COVID-19 and other emerging pathogens.
Dyslexia testing Lancashire – dyslexia teacher – Irlen Testing provided by Sara Graham Dyslexia Consultant of Literacy Solutions