Dyslexia Awareness Week (4th-10th October)

Dyslexia Awareness Week (4th-10th October)


Emma Denton
Emma Denton
Dyslexia Awareness Week (4th-10th October)

Last week was Dyslexia Awareness week and to celebrate this, Mrs McDermott and I launched a new dyslexia lunch club for all year groups in A1a.

The dyslexia lunch club was started with the aim for dyslexic students to feel further supported within the school and to create a community within Bushey Meads. Which was a great success!

To celebrate the launch we had a host of activities, resources and plenty of food.

I was delighted with how many students attended and took part in activities.

We also provided students with resources such as overlays, dyslexia friendly books to read and for students to explore the use of Google Read and Write.

Students were asked to suggest top tips that helps them manage their dyslexia, both inside and outside the classroom. Below are some of the students’ recommendations:

“Read more so you get better at spelling and structuring sentences.”

“Use the resources available e.g. Google read and write, overlays and target texts.”

“Use small flash cards to remember class work.”

“Use a special handwriting pen”

Lastly, a huge thank you to all staff that helped make this event a huge success.

Plus a reminder that the dyslexia lunch club is every Wednesday in A1a.

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