MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE have experience of  DYSLEXIa


Richard Branson


Steven Spielberg


Michael Douglas


Actress, Kara Tointon, featured in an informative documentary about her dyslexia.  It's called 'Don't call me stupid' and is in 4 parts.  You can find it on youtube if you'd like to watch it.


The rose review 2009

A good starting point to understand more about dyslexia is to read this working definition by Sir Jim Rose

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.

Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.

Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.

It is best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, and there are no clear cut-off points.

Co-occurring difficulties may be seen in aspects of language, motor co-ordination, mental calculation, concentration and personal organisation, but these are not, by themselves, markers of dyslexia.

A good indication of the severity and persistence of dyslexic difficulties can be gained by examining how the individual responds or has responded to well-founded intervention.

The Rose Review - Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties.  An independent report from Sir Jim Rose to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families.


Listen to Pam's interview about dyslexia on 'Corsham Talking' on Kik radio

What the experts say

Word of Mouth - Dyslexia - BBC Sounds

Michael Rosen talks in depth about dyslexia with expert Professor Maggie Snowling CBE: what it is, how to understand it and useful advice for parents and teachers.

Dystalk, contains informative videos by academics and experts about dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties and is  well worth a visit. Introductory talks are on the left if you are just starting out.    


DCD (dyspraxia)

Attention and Organisation