Supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population and is called a SpLD (specific learning difficulty) because it doesn’t affect intelligence but it can make specific tasks difficult, especially when we are younger, such as reading, writing and spelling.

To mark Dyslexia Awareness Week from 4-11 October, we would like to invite all parents and children who have dyslexia to send in pictures of themselves reading to - it might be a crazily creative picture in an interesting pose, location or costume, or an artistic shot, or just a plain and simple one of you reading. We will display these in the Learning Support classrooms so the children see they are part of quite a big club!   The LS teachers have all been caught reading this week!

How do we help dyslexic learners at Felsted Prep?

The Enhanced Learning Department are working to find ways to help our dyslexic students access the curriculum and show what they know using technology, as well as traditional methods, so that they can flourish and be confident learners. This term Touch Typing for Years 5-8 has begun, Read and Write is installed on all school-configured chromebooks to allow computer text reading, and children are encouraged to use voice typing too. SPM groups take place from Years 3-8 to consolidate spelling, phonics and morphology, and phonics booster groups take place for younger children. 

If you would like to learn more about dyslexia, here is an interesting video plus a link to The British Dyslexia Association