Today marks the start of this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW), held by the British Dyslexia Association and running from the 5th to the 11th October 2015. The theme for this year’s ‘DAW’ is “Making Sense of Dyslexia…” with the aim during the week to explore the different aspects of dyslexia and help raise general awareness and understanding.
One in ten of the UK population is estimated to be dyslexic, but it’s not necessarily the case that all of those individuals are aware that their possible issues are due to dyslexia, or perhaps they haven’t opened up about what they might be going through. The British Dyslexia Association are big advocates of early identification and are campaigning for dyslexia awareness to be a compulsory part of initial teacher training.
By supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week, you are aiding the British Dyslexia Association in promoting a dyslexia friendly society and a better understanding among all. You are encouraged to get involved this week, be it by creating and hosting events related to ‘DAW’, or simply by making the week known by sharing and talking about it.
Find out more information about this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week on the British Dyslexia Association’s website here.
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