Hertfordshire Dyslexia Association (HDA) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity. Its aim is to support parents and carers of children with dyslexia living in Hertfordshire. We are part of the British Dyslexia Association whose vision is to develop a dyslexia friendly society which enables all dyslexic people to reach their potential.
Dyslexia in children
Dyslexia in Teenagers
Dyslexia in Adults
It was with great regret that I didn’t do better at school. People just thought I was thick. It was a struggle. I never really understood dyslexia and who could bring out my strengths.
Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that helps others.
I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I learn. Involve me and I remember.
I fell in love with drama at school, where i struggled with other lessons because of my dyslexia.
Ice glistening in the sun
The wind whispering
My tummy gasping for food
A mouse’s tail wiggling
The breath of a rhino
A pencil desperate to write
A wand sleeping in its case.
Alex Brookes (Aged 9)
Patoss Bulletin – May 2008