Welcome to Young Dyslexics!
What is it?..
A national dyslexia awareness initiative which aims to boost the confidence and self-esteem of dyslexic children and adolescents in primary, junior and secondary schools throughout the UK!
We would love for you to support your dyslexic learners to prepare and deliver a presentation to their class or whole school about what it really means to be dyslexic.
The idea is for the children to begin to associate themselves with the good and the great of this world so they look at themselves and their dyslexia differently.
These next few precious years will shape how children approach their adult lives. We want to empower them to aim high, think big and to never give up on the life that they want.
Being dyslexic does have many advantages!
Why take part?..
The 'Young Dyslexics' initiative allows children and staff in schools to learn about what it really means to be dyslexic.
This includes what it is, how it affects people in different ways, the positives and also introduces them to some of the exemplary individuals who have not only become world leaders in business, been monumental to political history, film and literature but who have made significant contributions to the creation and development of innovative technology in society.
Dyslexia has nothing to do with children's intelligence, the colour of their skin or their family background, it is just how their brain works. Their way is not the wrong way, just different.
Every child with dyslexia is unique and will therefore have different learning challenges as well as many strengths. We want to rid the misconceptions, to inspire, empower and motivate dyslexic children and adolescents, improving their life and learning experiences as a whole.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get your school involved and start planning your presentations!