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  2. It is a difficult question to answer , as it depends on what is defined as the main role of the job, I supposed it is similar to a vegetarian butcher who refuses to touch meat. With a sympathetic manager they could take note and you write them up.
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  4. Does anyone know if I take a job that involves administration duties and the duties include minutes at meetings. Would it be a reasonable adjustment that I do not do minutes for meetings and instead take on another colleagues work and then they can do minutes? A lot of administration jobs at application stage ask for experience of doing minutes. Thanks
  5. Hi all Didn’t discover my Dyslexia until I was in my final year of a Psychology degree, my main issues were essays, reports and understanding what I’d read.
  6. Dear all, I hope you will fogive me reaching out to you, but if you are on this forum then I imagine you are someone who works really hard to further dyslexia-friendly education and deliver dynamic literacy teaching, and I'd hugely appreciate it if you were willing to provide the benefit of your experience and knowledge by completing a survey for me. I am studying a PGCert in literacy difficulties/dyslexia at Canterbury Christ Church University, and, I have designed a new KS3 literacy 'catch-up' scheme inspired by my learning. My hope is to offer disillusioned and underachieving st
  7. Welcome @Laetitia Tempelman:)
  8. Sam

    Hi!

    Hey Laetitia, A warm welcome to The Dyslexia Shop community 🙂
  9. Hi there, just introducing myself here. I'm Laetitia and my daughter Ffion, who's 8, has dyslexia. She was diagnosed a year ago. Her main issues are spelling, handwriting and more than anything - maths. It's her working memory which affects her mental maths. I've had to learn a lot about dyslexia and about how to teach a dyslexic child during the two home-schooling lockdowns. I often feel unsure on whether I'm doing the right thing in terms of what we do at home (we try and do about 20 mins a day) and the decisions I need to make about her school 'career'. I look forward to hearing advice from
  10. There are many software extensions to web browsers – especially the cloud-based software. This assistive technology for dyslexia spell-checks words that regularly flummoxes MS Word and Google. Based on its AI-system it mimics a human solving a task. Digital technology provides greater and more flexible learning opportunities to everyone, regardless of their age, disability, or social demographic. The use of cloud technology has also ensured that this inclusivity also extends to those with special educational needs. Cloud-based applications and emerging technologies such as smart devices and ar
  11. One thing that gets me is the "Oh I can't spell, I must be Dyslexic" I am always tempted to reply, " I have Tourettes so please XXXX off". The other thing that gets me is disbelief that I could be dyslexic, normally people just assumed that dyslexia is just about reading, when in reality it is so much more , both positive and negative. I still find that people do not despite years of knowing recognise the struggles, trying to pick out which person we are talking about based solely upon their first name, leaving me scrabbling for which person we are talking about.
  12. Just been on to the MADE BY DYSLEXIA website, they certainly do look like they are raising awareness and offering great support to everyone involved in the Dyslexia World. I love the fact they are offering free dyslexia training 🙂
  13. Hi LJ, welcome, good to have you here on the forum. Hope we can offer support to you in your new diagnosis. Take care.
  14. The school with your help are required to draw up and implement an individual education plan ,to support your child's learning. https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/iep.html
  15. Yes, I communicated with the class teacher about this.
  16. Howard

    Hi I am Nick

    Welcome @Nick I can very much relate to being able to problem solve but no explain the steps it takes to get to there.
  17. I use audiobokks.com. it is free. However, many of the readers are American and whilst I do not object to that, it is painful to hear complete mispronunciation of British places and names.. there is a reasonable range , but missing some other great reads.
  18. nick

    Hi!

    I think you will find that the majority of parents and children are finding home schooling difficult. I would try to sweeten the pill by looking for activities such as making biscuits, where they need to read the recipe (reading and comprehension), measuring ingredients (maths) mixing and making (science)(art) eating enjoyment!
  19. Hello, I'm LJ! 👋 I'm an author from the UK. I found out I was Dyslexic in 2020 as an adult, and due to lockdowns etc I haven't been able to join any local dyslexic adult groups in my area, so was thrilled to find this forum! Take care everyone! xx
  20. nick

    Hi I am Nick

    It is a bit of a challenge knowing where to start, yes I am dyslexic, I did not discover this until I was in my 40s. It was a shock to discover just how dyslexic i was / am But many people are still surprised that I could be dyslexic (don't you just hate the statement "I can't spell I must be dyslexic"). What I know about myself is that I can problem solve. However, I often cannot explain the stages that I have considered in reaching the conclusion. I suppose it is a type of black box scenario. You put in the problem and receive an answer but do not get all the stages of thought and
  21. It is a really difficult issue, as readers who are reading below their chronological age are often embarrassed about reading. I would seek book comics cartoons that inspire their interest. Share the reading, you read they follow ask questions about the content, predict the next thing to happen. Keep the steps small and have breaks. Keep in mind for a dyslexic to read is similar to a wheel chair user climbing stairs (it is not easy) All reading is goodreading like the person set the subject matter.
  22. Hello Marythaa, Welcome to our community! Have you raised concerns about your son's difficulties with his school? This would normally be the first route into having his progress monitored and regularly reviewed.
  23. My son has dyslexia, and he was struggling at school. The latest assessment shows that he has got problems with memory and verbal communication. But, he is good at Mathematics. He was attending online classes for the past year due to the COVID outbreak. Now, their school has reopened, and the teachers have asked them to get back to school next month. I was able to pay attention to his studies while he was at home, which has helped him a lot. I am not sure whether he will get the same care at school. The teachers said that the school had upgraded their student health management system, whic
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