BRAIN POWER: Disentangling the narratives around dyslexia


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Hello! This week we’re talking about dyslexia—how we need to improve its recognition in our society and understand the contribution people with dyslexia can make. At least 1 in 10 people in the UK are estimated to have dyslexia and are still facing barriers to inclusion in the classroom, the workplace and society more broadly. We speak to Andy Cook from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, Kate Griggs from Made by Dyslexia and Rob Jennings from the Dyscalculia Network about the power of dyslexic thinking, celebrating neurodiversity and how it’s not just about facing challenges with spelling.

Plus: Ed has been interacting with rogue birdlife again and we hear about Geoff’s time moonlighting as an estate agent.

Links from the episode

The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity:

Dyscalculia Network:

Made by Dyslexia:

Kate's TEDx talk: The Creative Brilliance of Dyslexia | Kate Griggs | TEDxBrighton

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