Calm… Peace… Tranquillity… we all need some!

Calm… Mindfulness…Good Mental Health…  Calm, peace, and tranquillity is something that we all need! We live in such a busy world, whether so much going on, especially at the moment where we are in back-to-back meetings was sat in our front rooms looking at a monitor, or via a lap top or even TV screens as monitors. With very little movement, lots of uncertainty, plus the usual trials and tribulations of adult hood, we can all be forgiven for having minds that every now and then, or from time to time, or even most of the time – are more than a little bit busy in our current helter-skelter world. One of the most useful apps I have come across… Continue reading Calm… Peace… Tranquillity… we all need some!

Positivity is Key to positive and lasting awareness!

Team Work!

21st August 2018 Good Morning all, This last month has me thinking! My strategy, unlike others has been to follow a positive awareness path, I choose to avoid the doom & gloom – fire and brimstone approach! I don’t spend my time trying to scare you all into submission and action, by telling you all you need to be making ‘reasonable adjustments’ for your dyslexic employees, by ranting about the 2010 Equality Act and scaremongering using examples of negative situations and outcomes. Nope, that is just not the way I work: instead I use the positive, proactive, positive awareness and positive relay approach: raising positive awareness of dyslexia and SPLD (Specific Learning Difficulties) awareness, and championing folks. Instead of brimstone… Continue reading Positivity is Key to positive and lasting awareness!

Use local Dyslexics to inspire your students…

Give us a wave if you're dyslexic!

Local inspiration! Educators please think before you use famous dyslexics to try and inspire your dyslexic students! We all love to hear about famous successful dyslexics, it makes most of us very proud and pleased for them and their successes; however, using them as inspiration and a way to empower your students may actually be having the opposite effect! Many years ago I used to work in a secondary school. One day I was working with a fab bunch of teens, who were sadly disengaging with education. I had actually been told that it was too late to work with them (yr10 & yr11) of course me being me, I made sure that these were the students that I started… Continue reading Use local Dyslexics to inspire your students…

Dyslexia information Day celebrates 10 years!

DiD17 Refreshments Team

Dyslexia information Day was founded in 2018 by Elizabeth Wilkinson, 2018 sees ten years and eighteen events! Elizabeth, the team of volunteers and exhibitors have between them, helped, informed and inspired over 2000 visitors, and are dedicated to continue on to help and empower even more over the coming years! The very first Dyslexia information Day was in May 2008 at Ketley Community Center in Telford, and the eighteenth event is about to take place at Enginuity’s Engine Shop in Coalbrookdale, on Saturday 10th March 2018, CLICK HERE to get your FREE tickets (this helps up to gauge visitor numbers for printing and refreshments) but you can also just turn up on the day too. This years themes are ‘Dyslexics… Continue reading Dyslexia information Day celebrates 10 years!

Loogabarooga Festival 2017

I am delighted to have been asked to visit Loughborough in Leicestershire in October to deliver a talk on dyslexia at the Loogabarooga Festival in Loughborough. The talk will be taking Place in Loughborough Library on Saturday 21st October 2017, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. If you fancy finding out about dyslexia basics and having an overview of Meares Irlen Syndrome then this talk is for you, there will be time for Q&A too! To buy your Dyslexia Talk tickets (Click here) It was the lovely and super talented author Mandy E Ward, who writes the The Adventures of Cassy Kindly & her Friends series, who suggested me as a speaker to the Loogabarooga Festival organisers. Mandy will  be at Loogabarooga Festival… Continue reading Loogabarooga Festival 2017

Day 5 Dyslexia Awareness Week my inspirational Dyslexics Blog

Please allow me to introduce you to a wonderful local dyslexic who is to me a real inspiration, and an amazing role model for local young dyslexics. I have had the absolute honor of knowing this young lady since she was about 8 years old. She was the inspiration for the Dyslexia Awards Shining Star awards. Knowing that there are youngsters out there who work their socks off to help others, and who, despite having to literally battle through a treacherous educaiton, still have a smile on their face, joy in their heart,  the power to shine bright, empower others and still go on to achieve great things! Once you meet this young lady you understand instantly why she was… Continue reading Day 5 Dyslexia Awareness Week my inspirational Dyslexics Blog

Day 4 Dyslexia Awareness Week Inspirational Dyslexics

Dekko Comics

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my day 4 inspirational Dyslexic; the youngest for this year, the fabulously talented and wonderful Rossie Stone. A young man who inspires me to want to achieve more, I hope he inspires you too. Rossie and I had a ½ hour telephone chat were Rossie answered the questions and I typed the answers. We think we did really well not getting too side tracked by conversations of how we want to change the world and make it a better place!  Name: Rossie Stone  Age (optional): 26  Job Title or/and Business name: Director and founder of Dekko Comics Ltd A brief description of your job role/business: Technically I do a bit of… Continue reading Day 4 Dyslexia Awareness Week Inspirational Dyslexics

Day 3 Dyslexia Awareness Week Inspirational Dyslexics 2017

Paul Shuttleworth

Name: Paul Shuttleworth Age (optional): 44 Job Title or/and Business name:  Company Director , Radio Presenter, Sports Coach (Ice Hockey) Sports Referee Coach (Ice Hockey). A brief description of your job role/business: I run a DJ and Promotions Company providing DJ’s / Presenters to events around Shropshire and the Midlands. I have a retail premise in Wellington selling E-Cigs and Belgium Chocolates in a divided shop. I present a weekend show for BBC Shropshire and Provide cover for people who are off Presenters and Staff from the Production office. I coach Beginners Ice Hockey sessions Mondays in Uxtoxitor, Wednesday in Cannock and Tuesday I coach a under 13’s team in Telford. Saturdays when free and Sunday Evening I coach Referees… Continue reading Day 3 Dyslexia Awareness Week Inspirational Dyslexics 2017