See Dyslexia Differently

See Dyslexia Differently

See Dyslexia Differently

A fresh and enchanting animation from the British Dyslexia Association has been launched on social media today 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.

The animation can be seen on Facebook and Twitter @BDADyslexia #SeeDyslexiaDifferently and on the British Dyslexia Association YouTube channel and website.

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.

This captivating animation was created as part of a project led by the British Dyslexia Association with funding from the Department for Education. The project also funded the development of dyslex.io, a mobile first website which provides easily accessible information for people with dyslexia and those who support them.

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, said;

“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. We are encouraging everyone to share the animation with friends, family, pupils, celebrities and colleagues so it is seen wide and far and has maximum impact.”

 

Notes to Editors

 

About the British Dyslexia Association (BDA):

·       The largest UK charity in the field of dyslexia

·       The BDA has been listening, supporting and empowering people since 1972

·       The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people, aiming to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential

·       The BDA offers key services to educators, employers, dyslexics and parents

 

The 11th British Dyslexia Association’s International Conference (IC) and EXPO:

The BDA International Conference takes place 12-14th April 2018 in Telford. The conference theme of Evidence to Practice and Back Again will link research through to good practice and this flagship event will present speakers, experts from across the world and professional practitioners. This is a leading conference on Dyslexia/Specific Learning difficulties across the age ranges, for the latest in research and practice, exciting developments and inspiration.

 

See Dyslexia Differently

This animation was created as part of a project alongside dyslex.io - a mobile first website which provides easily accessible information for people with dyslexia and those who support them, led by the British Dyslexia Association with funding from the Department for Education. The animation was created by Studio Tinto.

British Dyslexia Association
Contact Liz Loly, Communications and Relationship Manager
Email:           lizl@bdadyslexia.org.uk
Mobile:         07458 033 935
Website:       www.bdadyslexia.org.uk