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CAW Goes Green for Dyslexia

In light of October being Dyslexia Awareness Month, staff at all five of our centres joined in by wearing green as a way of bringing our focus to raising awareness of Dyslexia and the additional challenges faced by those living with Dyslexia.

Lecturers also took part by completing two exercises with their students to help further their understanding of Dyslexia and some of the challenges faced by Dyslexic learners. They were first asked to show their classes a video which featured a visual representation of how it feels to read if you have Dyslexia. The second task was for learners to read some text out loud to the group, although in the text they were given, some of the words were visually very difficult to recognise or understand. The aim of this was to show the students the difficulty and anxiety Dyslexic learners can feel when reading aloud.

Emma, Veterinary Nursing Lecturer at our centre in North London, said: “Two words – LOVED IT! The video helped those who aren’t Dyslexic empathise with Dyslexic students/colleagues”.

The pictures of staff members from our Huntingdon, Wigan, North London and Edinburgh centres all wearing green can be seen below.