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Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected.
A person with dyslexia may:
A child will probably require additional support within school. Universities also have specialist staff who can support young people with dyslexia in higher education. Technology such as word processors and electronic organisers can be useful for adults too. Employers are required to make reasonable adjustments to the workplace to help people with dyslexia, such as allowing extra time for certain tasks.
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and have conflicting priorities"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"