Dyslexia Support – South East Queensland
Dyslexia means ‘difficulty with words’. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects a child’s ability to develop a strong understanding of language. Children with dyslexia struggle learning to read, write and spell. Your child may also have difficulties with oral communication, organisational skills, following instructions, and telling the time.
Dyslexia is caused by a difference in the way the brain processes information and for this reason, children with dyslexia learn differently. Dyslexia is far more prevalent than realised and dyslexia may affect one out of five children in the classroom setting (up to 20% of children). Dyslexia is not representative of intelligence but rather of they way in which someone learns and processes information.
Dyslexia is associated with many strengths and talents. Your child could be highly imaginative, very creative, be a good problem solver and have an inquiring mind. Your child may excel in areas such as art, design, music, drama, sport, science or technology.
A video that explains Dyslexia to children (made by a child)
The Gold Coast Dyslexia Support Group
The Gold Coast Dyslexia Support Group is pro-active parents and teachers who are advocates for children with dyslexia. We have members throughout south-east Queensland and membership to our group is free.
The focus of our Support Group is to increase awareness, share information and provide support to parents, teachers and students on issues involving dyslexia.
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The Australian Dyslexia Association
The Australian Dyslexia Association is a not for profit organisation concerned with the identification and treatment of dyslexia and related language-based difficulties. The ADA offers assessment services and educational treatment as well as training, information and support for teachers and parents.
The Dyslexia Association
The Dyslexia Association is a registered, non-profit organisation. The Founding Members of The Dyslexia Association are dyslexic people, parents with dyslexic children and experienced professionals who work successfully with dyslexic clients. We respect that other organizations share a passion for dyslexia and are committed to their cause. We ask that the same respect be shown to The Dyslexia Association for our passion for dyslexia, commitment to promoting a positive awareness and the right to seek alternatives.
Helping Children with Dyslexia
Helping Children with Dyslexia is a website for parents of children with dyslexia. It is free to become a member and you can access free learning aids and teaching resources, recommended books for children to read, recommended web sites, research reports and news articles and newsletters.
Liz Dunoon is a parent, teacher, author and dyslexia advocate. Her book, Helping Children with Dyslexia provides strategies to ensure your child’s success at school and gives parents an instant action plan to follow.
Successful People with Dyslexia
Helping children to appreciate that dyslexia is not a roadblock can be made easier by showing them examples of people who have dyslexia who have achieved greatness. If you google dyslexia and examples of success the list is long and empowering. The stories also reflect many misunderstandings during childhood and show the absolute benefit of not only being aware of dyslexia but advocating for support to ensure the potential of a child is fully realised.
- Steven Spielberg who didn’t find our until he was 60. Here is a 10 minute video with him explaining how he has dealt with Dyslexia over his lifetime
- Jamie Oliver who didn’t finish his first book until aged 38
- Richard Branson who to his credit has become quite the role model for young ones looking to aspire to greatness
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