I have my own battle with dyslexia. I remember I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 11. I had difficulties learning numbers, writing, and reading. At that time, it was not recognised as a disease and was wrongfully labelled as laziness. I had to correct myself and was self-learning until I was 14.
With the help of proper teachers and doctors, I found people that understood my difficulties and helped me to find motivation in my studies and boost my concentration.
We must support children by turning what is wrongly perceived as a weakness into a strength. Making studying as enjoyable as possible for children is a good start.
My message is clear. Everyone can succeed.
That’s why I’m supporting Matt Hancock’s Dyslexia Screening Bill, as the earlier we pick up on dyslexia the easier it is to support children and reduce learning difficulties.
This imitative will ensure every neurodivergent child can reach their potential and will require universal screening for dyslexia in primary schools.