This year, as the founder and director of Enrich Learning I have decided to have a new theme each month which, I hope, will help inform you on various important education matters. As someone who is dyslexic, picking neurodiversity as our first theme was a no-brainer (no pun intended).
10 years ago I found that I am dyslexic. I was 11, had just started boarding school and felt very confused about it all. In my most recent YouTube Video - which you can watch below, I tell my dyslexia story. For a long time I was extremely embarrassed about being dyslexic. I thought that it meant that I wasn't very clever. As the years have gone by I realised that dyslexia simply means that I think in a different, potentially more creative way in comparison to my peers. As fellow dyslexic Richard Brandson says, 'dyslexia is just a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage'. Those of us in the education sector need to make more efforts to show people with neurodiverse backgrounds ways in which they can optimise their educational experience.
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