The Challenges Of Working From Home With Dyslexia — And What Can Be Done To Help

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Globally, 70% of people work remotely at least once a week, according to a study by Zug released in 2018. However, despite the abundance of options for many to choose remote work opportunities, as well as the rising popularity of doing so nowadays, those who live with dyslexia and find themselves working from home may face additional difficulties that can make the experience more difficult. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that working remotely can be adapted to fit one’s specific needs in order to ensure the best opportunity for success.

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FREE DIGITAL LEARNING FOR SCHOOLS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

To support schools and their pupils during the worrying times of the coronavirus pandemic, we have extended our offer of the Combo School licence with the multi-sensory learning programs Orthograph (spelling) and Calcularis (mathematics) for free.

This means that up to 500 of your pupils* will have access to our browser-based learning programs until December 31st, 2020.


We are committed to providing educational access to our learning programmes for all schools, thus enabling “digital learning” for all children whether they are shielding at home or back in school.

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Here’s How Art Can Benefit Children And Adults With Dyslexia

Art has the power to bring people together, regardless of skin colour, gender identity, politics, language, and other factors that may keep us divided. Moreover, it can make an impact on a person’s life as art can contribute to one’s overall development and happiness. For children and adults with dyslexia, it can be a way for healthy self-expression using their enhanced visual and intuitive abilities. Many dyslexics gravitate towards art, and recent research has found that there is a high incidence of dyslexia among artistically gifted individuals. Apart from being a productive way to pass the time, art comes with a host of benefits that can improve one’s health and wellbeing–these are all the ways art can benefit children and adults with dyslexia. 

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Simple But Effective Ways To Make Your Website More Accessible For People With Dyslexia

Over 10% of the European population are living with dyslexia: an estimated 45 million citizens. As Europe’s most widespread learning difficulty, it impacts a significant portion of the population, many of whom may not be diagnosed. Europe and the internet are currently not accommodating for people with learning disabilities like dyslexia. This makes daily life considerably more difficult and may lead to anxiety or confidence issues. Furthermore, the co-occurrence rate of dyslexia with other learning difficulties like dyscalculia is quite high, indicating a definite association. This means that for many living with dyslexia, dyscalculia or anxiety may further compound issues and make education and daily life even more difficult. However, there are simple approaches to web design that can help make sites more accessible for those with dyslexia.

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How Can Music Benefit Children with Dyslexia?

Around one in five children are thought to have dyslexia, and up to 90% of children with learning disorders have it. Children with dyslexia can struggle with areas such as reading, sequencing and ordering sounds, and reading, but one area they can shine in and enjoy is music. As found in a study published in the International Journal of Arts and Technology, there is no link between dyslexia and a lack of musical ability. Learning music will not make children more aware of phonemes, but it can benefit them in other ways.

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A High-Stress Medical Career And Dyslexia: Things To Consider Before Jumping In

One covariance analysis of dyslexic medical students found that dyslexia is not a significant impediment to getting favourable exam results, according to Jean Mckendree and Margaret J. Snowling. This is very good news considering that over 65% of children exhibit dyslexic traits, which can impede their learning. So while dyslexia is not a major impediment to starting a medical career, there are other factors to consider. Specifically, the high-stress and anxiety-inducing environment that comes with a career in medicine. 

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FREE DIGITAL LEARNING LEARNING AT HOME, DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

To support schools and their pupils during the worrying times of the coronavirus pandemic, we are now offering our Combo School licence with the multi-sensory learning programs Orthograph (spelling) and Calcularis (mathematics) for free for the next 4 months.

This means that up to of your pupils* will have access to our browser-based learning programs until July 31st, 2020.

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Dyslexia Intervention at Wings School Notts

Wings School Notts is part of the Kedleston Group and is an outstanding independent therapeutic residential provider with a specialist school on-site in a small quiet village in Nottinghamshire. Many of the young people who come to Wings School Notts have significant reading and writing difficulties however do not have a formal diagnosis. In other provisions, the young person may not get the correct level of intervention.

At Wings School Notts every new student starting has a specific dyslexia screening test, which is completed on a 1:1 basis by the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) and school SEN Assistant in the bespoke Learning Zone/Library. 

This screening system allows the team at Wings Notts School to meet the individual needs of each young person in a specific and targeted way.
Following internal analysis, the results have shown that 65% of the children and young people in placement have traits of dyslexia which affects the way they learn. Impacts range between, a few signs, mild, moderate and severe.

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Dyslexia – Spot the Signs

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It is important to spot signs of dyslexia early. The earlier this learning difficulty is diagnosed, the sooner an intervention can help children overcome it. This list from Dybuster can help you to identify the first signs that your child may need some help. You can also find more information about dyslexia and dyscalculia on their website.


Signs of Dyslexia

When children are first learning how to read and write, they make the same mistakes at varying degrees of frequency. For most children, the mistakes decrease in frequency after a short time and are eventually eliminated altogether. Children with dyslexia, on the other hand, make a significantly greater number of errors than their peers and the problems persist over a long period of time. What is particularly characteristic of dyslexia is the enormous inconsistency of these errors: it is often difficult to establish regular error patterns, and the errors occur without a common factor or any theme.


The following signs can indicate the presence of dyslexia:

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5 Tips on How to Learn Foreign Language with Dyslexia

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In terms of learning foreign languages, students with dyslexia are often disregarded as those that lack proper abilities to study another language besides their own. Yet, this assumption is rather far-fetched.

According to the Society for Neuroscience, almost 44 million American children and adults have dyslexia, and about 3.5% of American students already receive special education services for their special learning needs. So many U.S. citizens should not be deprived of the opportunity to learn a foreign language because of dyslexia, but many people simply don’t understand the specificity of this learning difficulty.

In general, dyslexia is defined as a specific learning difficulty that influences the way information is perceived. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a child or an adult with dyslexia cannot learn a foreign language. Dyslexia can have a significant impact on writing and reading skills, as it affects the way how information is perceived, organised, sequenced and stored, which can be difficult, taking into account that a good memory is a prerequisite of learning a foreign language successfully.

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