Dyslexia A2Z News
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This site is dedicated to raising awareness of specific learning difficulties (SpLD's). It is operated by Maria Chivers who is an international author on Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. We
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Dyslexia - Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLDs), to describe a "very great difficulty in interpreting written or printed symbols.”;
Dyscalculia - Like dyslexia, dyscalculia can be caused by a visual perceptual deficit. Dyscalculia refers specifically to the inability to perform operations in mathematics or arithmetic. It could be described as an extreme difficulty with numbers ;
Dysgraphia - Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder, dysgraphia symptoms are characterised by the inability to write properly. Dysgraphia in fact refers specifically to the inability to perform operations in handwriting. It could be described as an extreme difficulty with fine-motor skills;
Dyspraxia - It is still not certain what causes dyspraxia but it is thought to be due to an immaturity of neurone development in the brain. Students with dyspraxia may have difficulties with the simplest of tasks;
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - A child who can’t concentrate; moves around constantly; has poor school performance (in contrast with his intelligence) and has disruptive behaviour may be suffering with ADHD;
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NvLD) - is a neurological syndrome consisting of specific assets and deficits. The assets include early speech and vocabulary development, remarkable rote memory skills;
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD); Speech and Language Therapy; Giftedness and Left-Handers.
Dyslexia Conferences / Courses etc
Dyslexia & SpLD's News
The news archive for Dyslexia A2Z can be found at News Archive. Here you will find previous articles which have appeared on our Homepage as well as other items which have previously appeared within the website.
Poems on Dyslexia
I’m Not Marking This Mess
He tells me little kids can do better than me
It’s hard to do my work I find
By Mark (12 years),
Taken from: 'Dyslexia - The Inner Hurt'
National Storytelling Week is celebrated by all ages. Folk tales, fairy lore, figments, phantoms, dragons, serpents, storms at sea. A good teller will conjure intriguingly. please follow: National Storytelling Week.
The BDA is committed to raising achievement for dyslexic people both adults and children, and this conference will explore the various ways that this can be obtained.
Further information, please follow: The British Dyslexia Association (BDA).
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2015 is: Monday 5th to Sunday 11th October in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland it is: will be held from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th November.
'Making Sense of Dyslexia' is this years theme and will look at how much of an impact the right support and interventions now can have on the future for people with dyslexia.
For further information, please follow: The British Dyslexia Association (BDA).
The 10th BDA International Conference will take place from March 10-12, 2016,
at The King's Centre, Oxford.
Tickets are now available at a special Early Bird rate, which finishes on October 31, 2015. To buy your ticket now, please visit, the International Conference website.
Can ideas from complementary and alternative medicine help those struggling with dyslexia?
Maria Chivers investigates.
Alternative approaches to Dyslexia
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Magazine
Interview on Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and other SpLD's on:
BBC Radio Part 1 - 30th October to 6th November 2011.
BBC Radio Part 2 - 30th October to 6th November 2011.
Maria Chivers discusses Dyslexia and other SpLD's.
See our work at the Swindon Dyslexia Centre, on the television program at:
Maria Chivers & Georgie James discuss, teaching programs, equipment and more for students with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD's).