Children with Dyslexia

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

Firstly, let's explore the symptoms of dyslexia as they are more than poor spelling. Research and my own experience over the years show that a sizeable proportion of the population approach life in a ‘right-brain’ way: creative, visual and their thought processes are more like the world wide web than that of a straight line.

Symptoms include difficulty with: 

  • Reading: technical ability or comprehension
  • Expressing themselves verbally or on paper
  • Staying focused(e.g. when reading or listening)
  • Handwriting
  • Balance and co-ordination (dyspraxia)
  • Time management, organisation
  • Maths
  • Behaving or communicating appropriately (AD(H)D)

Please read the below to understand the approach and then please do call or email me to explore how we could best support your child.

Dyslexia Programmes in East Sussex, UK

Dyslexia is a Gift

With the notion that the symptoms of dyslexia are the price tag attached to a gift, I support and work with children through individual, tailored dyslexia programmes. 

Dyslexic children learn by doing and seeing.  We use a multi-sensory approach to learning. Children generally increase their comprehension of the written word and they learn to express themselves more articulately. 

Once the child learns to trust his own perceptions and can maintain focus, he will be able to access his highest intelligence and express it more fully. This will naturally lead to increased self-confidence.

Dyslexia Programmes

My approach to dyslexia depends on the child’s needs. It generally has an emotional as well as a cognitive component, and can achieve any of the following:

  • Overcome general anxiety, exam fear or other performance anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve focus and increase attention span
  • Improve technical reading and writing skills as well as comprehension
  • Learn to absorb the spoken word

All my life people have handed me fish to eat. You taught me to fish.
— 17 year old dyslexic boy
Do you remember we came to you 3 years ago when A was struggling with his academic work, and totally overwhelmed by school? This is to let you know that he passed his A-Levels with 3 A-grades.
— Mother of dyslexic boy