Time to rethink dyslexia – ability not disability?

17 July 2017 By Northern Lights

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Until four years ago my understanding of dyslexia was limited. The little I knew was gained from seeing friends of my children given extra time for exams, reading a few articles and hearing the despair of parents who were trying to help their children read or organise their lives.

The last few years have entirely changed my view of dyslexia. I am still no expert but I am left bemused as to why we call dyslexia a ‘disability’ and why our education system tries to shoe-horn everyone into tiny boxes that only suit a few. It seems to me we are missing out on huge talents.

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