Positivity is Key to positive and lasting awareness!

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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!

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

Amazing Art Award is sponsored by an Amazing Artist!

2016 Dyslexia Awards - Table sponsor - Fusing Ideas Glass - Gift Bags

Amazing artist Jill Bagnall – Fusing Ideas Glass, sponsors 2017 Dyslexia Awards Amazing Art Award!

International Women’s Day March 8th

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Did you know that today, March 8th is international Women’s Day?
The hastags for social media are #BeBoldForChange and #IWD2017 and in the theme of celebrating women and their achievements I wanted to introduce you to some inspirational dyslexic ladies; I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me!

Day 5 of Eli’s top 7 favourite dyslexics – 2014 Dyslexia Awareness Week

Today being day 5 of the 2014 Dyslexia Awareness Week it gives me great pleasure to introduce you tomy next inspirational and another of my favourite dyslexics; Nicola Rust, she is creative, positive and proactive! Name: Nicola Rust Age (optional): 31 Business name: In The Shed A brief description of what you/your business do/does: I am a graphic designer as well as a dreamer, believer, optimist and creator. Yes, I do actually work in a shed, and I am joined everyday by my adorable Chihuahua Boo. I work with clients small and large, local and international on a range of design projects including magazines, invitations, brand identity and corporate literature. My work varies from very corporate work to very pretty… Continue reading Day 5 of Eli’s top 7 favourite dyslexics – 2014 Dyslexia Awareness Week

3 of 7: Eli’s favourite inspirational dyslexics Q&A’s for 2014 Dyslexia Awareness Week

Thank you for visiting my blog, today i would like to introduce you to another favourite dyslexic of mine, the lovely Rosie …   Name: Rosie Beswick Age (optional): 56 Business name: Rosie Consulting A brief description of what you/your business do/does: Business Consultancy and Market Research Area you live/your business is based: SHREWSBURY When did you find out you were dyslexic? Put a name to my ‘problem’ in 2011 How did you feel when you found out you were dyslexic? Angry as I realised all my life people had either ignored (parents and some teachers) or put me down as lazy or stupid. I just thought I had an inability to take stuff in despite having an IQ of… Continue reading 3 of 7: Eli’s favourite inspirational dyslexics Q&A’s for 2014 Dyslexia Awareness Week

5th Birthday

January 31, 2012… As I sit at my desk I am thinking back eight years and thinking of the research, discussions, idea storming, planning, dreaming and hard work that I have put into reaching 5 years of The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant being in business, and I smile as I realise that today is The DDC’s 5th Birthday and that tomorrow is the 1st day of my 6th year! I vividly recall my visit to Priorslee Tax Office on the 31st January 2007, full of nerves and excitement they must have thought me slightly mad as I pronounced that I have come to notify them that I was officially self employed! My very first client was a neighbour of the tax… Continue reading 5th Birthday