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The challenge of dyslexia

I’m heading off to Glasgow for three days next week to do the ‘Dyslexia Coaching Mastery’ course run by NLP Scotland.  I’m really looking forward to it as they have bags of experience in the application of NLP and other techniques to help people who have been labelled as dyslexic.  I think most of their work is with children but I’m really interested in the affect that dyslexia has on adults too.  Given that 1 in 10 people are estimated to be dyslexic this has got to be a common - if largely unrecognised - problem for people in their working lives.

I was reminded of this recently in an article about the problems surrounding the Parliamentary elections in Scotland.  Long story (and lots of contested opinions about it) but one of the things the article highlighted was the challenge of illiteracy in Scotland.  There are different ways of defining this but based on international comparisons it’s a problem for about 20% of the population here.  And as I said, the article also highlighted the challenge of complex forms and unhelpful instructions for people who are working around the challenge of dyslexia.

Anyway, lots to learn and new skills to acquire to help people write with confidence.   Will keep you posted as the course pans out.

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