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Dyslexia Awareness Week
2-8 November 2015

Dyslexia Awareness Week - You might be wondering: do I have dyslexia? The symptoms will differ depending on whether you're a child or younger adult - or an undiagnosed adult.  This year Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place from 5-11 October 2015 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and from 2-8 November 2015 in Scotland.

It's especially important to spot dyslexia in schools.  Children with dyslexia tend to mix up words - which might mean saying something like 'beddy tear' instead of teddy bear.  They may have trouble saying long words and learning the alphabet could be a problem.

Other signs involve not only issues with learning letter names but also with the sounds of words and letters. This means the phonological awareness is poor and they might not be able to answer a question like: 'What word would you have if you changed the 'p' sound in 'pot' to a 'h' sound?

The signs in young adults and adults will be less obvious. They might write more slowly and have problems expressing their knowledge on a subject. If you're experiencing real difficulty with spelling or find yourself trying to hide your work from others this is quite an obvious flag that something is going on.

The theme for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2015 is 'Making sense of Dyslexia' and will raise awareness of things like creating a dyslexia friendly environment and dyslexia awareness in our schools!

You can also get involved by fundraising for the organisation. Need some suggestions for getting started?   The British Dyslexia Association has provided lots of ideas to help you on your way!  A car boot sale is a great one!   You know that spring clean where you find lots of miscellaneous stuff you don't know where to put?  Well gather it all together, get your friends and family to do the same and you'll be off in no time!

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