The Voice reports that a fresh and enchanting animation from the British Dyslexia Association has been launched on social media yesterday (Feb 12), to de-mystify some of the misconceptions around dyslexia.
It sheds light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also highlighting their strengths and potential.
Dom Wood, TV Presenter and Entertainer, said; “As someone who is dyslexic myself, I am delighted to be involved with the launch of this very moving animation.
“It is exactly the kind of thing children should be seeing to show them that it’s ok to be dyslexic and, although some things are difficult, there are many ways to excel.”
Supporting resources to guide teachers on how to use the animation in primary schools are also available. Later this month, a special edition for schools will be released, with an introduction from Dom Wood.
A lack of understanding around what dyslexia is and how to support a child with dyslexia can lead to many problems, including low self-esteem; behavioural issues and working at a level not reflective of the child’s true intelligence.
Liz Loly, Communications and Relationship Manager for the British Dyslexia Association commented: “We are certain the animation is going to be well-received and empower young people with dyslexia to see many of the positives of thinking differently.
Watch the animation and read more See Dyslexia Differently
Will you show your class the video? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin
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