Weekly Roundup: Events & Learning to Read in Later Life.

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This Weeks Top Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Events

Just a little reminder that we keep a weekly updated calendar of dyslexia, dyscalculia and EdTech events across the UK and sometimes further afield! We’d like to try to have a comprehensive list of everything that’s happening, so if we have missed your event we would love to hear from you!

Visit our calendar here.

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Dyslexic Gran Denise Gallagher delighted to learn to read at 57

This is a wonderful story about the success of Denise Gallagher who learned to read at 57. Her achievements prove that is never too late to learn! In the past few years, research proved that the presumed lack of plasticity in the brain as we get older is a myth. A study found that people learning to read in their 30’s showed amazing flexibility in their brains and while another research showed that older brains showed the same plasticity, but just in different areas of the brain.

Remember if you’re learning something new it takes a lot time and practice and it may seem a little childish but multi-sensory learning i.e. using something visual or playing games can help!

Read more about Denise here.