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Jan 10, 2017

What's in this episode?

10% of the population are estimated to be dyslexic. That means that for every ten of your colleagues, or ten of your students, or ten of your relatives or friends, on average, 1 has dyslexia. In the work place, the law stipulates that you must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate the needs of dyslexics. That might mean managing overloading environments such as open plan offices, adjusting intranets or screens so that they are less stimulating, allowing for longer time periods for organisation or kicking off a dyslexia mentoring scheme within your place of work. But what is being done before work, in schools, colleges, and Universities to move the national dialogue to one which celebrates neuro-diversity at the earliest moment and supports Dyslexic learners?

This episode features the full interview with Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, The British Dyslexia Association in conversation about: 

  • Tools and coping strategies for dyslexic learners
  • What resources, training and funding is available for teachers working with dyslexic learners
  • An efficacy pilot study between the BDA, Microsoft and Knowl Hill School in the UK on improving dyslexic learner outcomes
  • Dr Kate Saunders' own inspirations and tools as a dyslexic 

Don't forget to check out the solo interview with Mike Tholfsen on The Edtech Podcast feed for extra insights. 

Quotes: 

‘If they can’t learn the way you teach, can you teach the way they learn’?  

'Everybody who teaches in the educational system teaches dyslexic people.'

- Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, The British Dyslexia Association

 

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References:

Kate Saunders, Chief Executive Officer at British Dyslexia Association

https://twitter.com/drkatesaunders

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-saunders-90a3bb7b

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/services/quality-mark

Help with connecting young people to the BDA through tech:

https://bdatech.org

helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk 

http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/page/access-work-0

Dr. Margaret Newton, Aston University, Birmingham

http://www.aston.ac.uk

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/57772807694246042/ 

AA Gill:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Gill 

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