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Dyslexia

There are many definitions of Dyslexia and it can affect people of any age or background. People who have Dyslexia or Dyslexic tendencies will know that it affects more than just literacy – it can also cause problems with short term memory and with tasks that involve using sequences.

Click here for guidance of dyslexia in the workplace

Here are a list of websites that may help

http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/

http://hantsda.org.uk/

 

http://irlen.com/what-is-irlen-syndrome/

 

http://irlen.com/reading-problems-dyslexia-learning-difficulties-the-irlen-method/

 

There is also an Isle of Wight Dyslexia Association which runs a support group - you can contact them on 01983 753341

 


Dyscalculia

A specific learning disability that affects a person’s ability to understand numbers and learn math facts. Individuals with this type of LD may also have poor comprehension of math symbols, may struggle with memorizing and organizing numbers, have difficulty telling time, or have trouble with counting.

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Literacy

You may need to learn new technical vocabulary or use the right language to contribute in meetings, express your views on paper, write reports at work or personal letters at home.  Literacy (grammar, spelling, reading, listening, writing or vocabulary) impacts on all aspects of life not just at work – if you need help to develop and improve your skills in any of these areas the Learning Support team will do its best to support you. 

Skills for life website

BBC website


Numeracy

You are not alone!!....A survey in 2007 showed that 15 million people in this country lack the numeracy skills needed to achieve lower-grade GCSE maths (Source DfES website).  Improving your numeracy skills will help you understand numbers (maths) and hopefully you can apply skills learnt to help you in your every day work and life. 

Skills for life website

BBC website

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