Cigie’s day helping Dyslexia Action
Spending the day with Dyslexia Action I got to meet and speak to people of all different ages and backgrounds, people and partners who are managing their dyslexia everyday and are unaware of the support and help that is available. Dyslexia affects approximately 1 in 10 people in the UK, it is not a disability or condition, just a different style of learning
I spent the day working along side Sarah Meredith and her small team at Dyslexia Action London Learning centre on Judd Street.
Dyslexia Action open their doors to the public for free dyslexia assessment screening throughout the year and this is often the first steps people take to get diagnosed and receive the help and support they need . I helped many applicants fill in their assessment forms and talked with them about their experiences and struggles at school and within the work place. Sharing my own experience helped visitors know and feel that that they are not alone and that many people have the same struggles.
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius
To find out more about Dyslexia Action and their great work take a look at their website here