The British Dyslexia Associstion (BDA) describes Dyslexia as 'a learning difference which primarily affects reading and writing skills. However, it does not only affect these skills. Dyslexia is actually about information processing. Dyslexic people may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear, which can affect learning and the acquisition of literacy skills. Dyslexia can also impact on other areas such as organisational skills' (BDA, 2021).
At Rockmount, a number of resources and strategies are adopted to use on a daily basis to ensure our dyslexic pupils can access a broad and balanced curriculum and reach their full learning potential. As noted by the BDA, 'it is important to remember that there are positives to thinking differently. Many dyslexic people show strengths in areas such as reasoning and in visual and creative fields' (BDA, 2021). Below are some of the key strategies and resources we use with our dyslexic pupils.