(illustration, by Tom McLaughlin, from The Story Machine)
Thursday 6th November, 6pm for 6.30pm at 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP
Children’s authors Tom McLaughlin and Sally Gardner will explore dyslexia, its links with creativity and how it impacts on their ideas and their writing. Dr Kate Saunders will interview the authors and discuss why they feel dyslexia should be seen as a gift rather than a disability, how we can all support and encourage reluctant readers and how parents and teachers can identify and support dyslexic children early on. Why not be part of this special Dyslexia Awareness Week event with the BDA to celebrate the achievements of two brilliant dyslexic authors and encourage children to embrace their creative side?
Ten per cent of the population is estimated to be dyslexic, four per cent severely so. Many people with dyslexia, whether adults or children, are unable to fulfil their potential as a large percentage of the population don’t understand what dyslexia is and how to support those with it. The vision of the BDA is to create a dyslexia friendly society that listens to and supports people with dyslexia.
Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from November 3 to November 9 2014 and is an annual event that aims at not just raising awareness, but also showcasing the amazing achievements that people with dyslexia have made. www.bdadyslexia.org.uk