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Rutland Dyslexia Roadshow

Dyslexic or know someone who is?

 

One day Roadshow for adults & children in Oakham. Expert advice & helpful resources – FREE ENTRY

 

Victoria Hall, Oakham, Rutland – Saturday 1 April 2017 :10 am – 3 pm

 

Rutland Dyslexia is holding a one day Information Roadshow at Victoria Hall in Oakham on Saturday 1st April 2017. The event will signpost local organisations and discuss the support materials and new technologies available to dyslexic adults, children and their families. Dyslexic children and adults, their parents/families, educators, employers and the wider community are encouraged to attend in order to see how simple changes in the classroom or workplace can make a world of difference to pupils or employees with dyslexia.

 

Not all dyslexics face the same challenges. Some may find reading and spelling a real challenge but are highly successful in business with others having difficulties with numeracy. Many struggle with both but are still high achievers, such as Richard Branson, Pablo Picasso, or film directors like Steven Spielberg and Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave.

 

With even more pressure on Special Education Needs (SEN) provisions in Schools, the Rutland Dyslexia Roadshow offers our Rutland community a chance to talk directly to professionals who can help. National suppliers of audio books, learning support materials and the latest technology gadgets and apps will demonstrate a whole range of ideas and products to facilitate learning. The Rutland Dyslexia team will be on hand to offer advice, tips and useful techniques for school and the workplace.

 

Information will be provided on issues like the ‘screening process’ but the message is undoubtedly that having dyslexia doesn’t mean that you can’t learn – but that you learn in a different way and there is support out there.  Attendees of the event may be eligible for a free dyslexia screening test funded by donations made in memory of Anne Sudborough.

 

Barbara Yandell, Chair of The Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS) Nottinghamshire commented:

“Dyslexia affects over 10% of the UK population every day. Mention you’re dyslexic and you risk the perception of being labelled ‘dumb’ or ‘lazy’ when in fact the majority are bright, creative and talented, with many dyslexic children far exceeding their perceived potential – take Paul Smith, Fashion Designer for example. This Roadshow, in memory of Anne Sudborough, one of our founders, and tireless volunteer of Rutland Dyslexia, is vital to raise awareness that there is the help and support both online and in our local community”.

 

Volunteers with an interest in joining Rutland Dyslexia are very welcome. Please contact us via our Facebook page Rutland Dyslexia.