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!
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…
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
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
Delighted to have been interviewed by Becca Lory and Katherine Cody for the DifferentBrains.org Spectrumly Speaking
Amazing artist Jill Bagnall – Fusing Ideas Glass, sponsors 2017 Dyslexia Awards Amazing Art Award!
and the 2017 Educational Business for young people award winner is…
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
Welcome to my blog . . . I know, I don’t post anything for ages then you get one a day for seven days! Today i would like to introduce you to the lovely Clare, a bright, bubbly, freindly, kind and inspirational dyslexic, whos answers to my questions i hope will help to inspire you on day 4 of Dyslexia Awareenss Week! Name: Clare Mason Age (optional): 25 Business name: Nutshell Bridgnorth A brief description of what you/your business do/does: Nutshell Bridgnorth is an online ladies boutique. We attend various shows, markets, events and Girls Nights with our accessories. We stock beautiful Italian Leather handbags, Scarves, Jewellery and other ladies accessories. As well as running Nutshell Bridgnorth, I am also an Independent… Continue reading Eli’s top 7 favourite dyslexics – 2014 Dyslexia Awareness Week