18/05/09 – Xtraordinary Week

18th-22nd May has been designated as “Xtraordinary Week”. The aim is to raise awareness, and focus on the strengths and talents, of dyslexic children everywhere.

To coincide with the awareness week I have written a free Fact Sheet on Dyslexia which provides information about the condition.

Children who have dyslexia can have problems with reading, writing or spelling. It is believed that one in 10 children have some form of dyslexia, which is Greek for “difficulty with words”.

Parents naturally want the best for their children. They know that good literacy skills are the building blocks to educational success and a satisfying career. But many parents are in the dark about their child’s special educational needs and how best to help them.

That’s why I welcome the launch of “Xtraordinary Week” and have written a factsheet to help answer some of the many questions which parents may have about Dyslexia.

If you would like a free copy of the Fact Sheet, you can write to me at: “Dyslexia Awareness Fact Sheet”, Appleford School, Shrewton, Nr Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 4HL, call: 01980 621020 or click here to download a copy.

Dr Peter Gardner

Educational Psychologist

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