#SeeDyslexiaDifferently, urges the British Dyslexia Association
20 June 2018
This animation seeks to preempt misconceptions among young audiences by shedding light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential. A supporting teaching resource can be found here: http://bit.ly/2ovAKnw It was created by the British Dyslexia Association with funding from the DfE alongside the dyslex.io mobile first website to support dyslexic people and to encourage people to 'See dyslexia differently'. The animation was created by Studio Tinto.
See Dyslexia Differently
A fresh and enchanting animation from Tes SEN Show exhibitor British Dyslexia Association has been launched on social media to de-mystify some of the misconceptions around dyslexia. It sheds light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also highlighting their strengths and potential.
Dom Wood, TV Presenter and Entertainer, said;
“As someone who is dyslexic myself, I am delighted to be involved with the launch of this very moving animation. It is exactly the kind of thing children should be seeing to show them that it’s ok to be dyslexic and, although some things are difficult, there are many ways to excel.”
Supporting resources to guide teachers on how to use the animation in primary schools are also available. Later this month, a special edition for schools will be released, with an introduction from Dom Wood.
This captivating animation was created as part of a project led by the British Dyslexia Association with funding from the Department for Education. The project also funded the development of dyslex.io, a mobile-first website which provides easily accessible information for people with dyslexia and those who support them.
A lack of understanding around what dyslexia is and how to support a child with dyslexia can lead to many problems, including low self-esteem; behavioural issues and working at a level not reflective of the child’s true intelligence.
Liz Loly, Communications and Relationship Manager for the British Dyslexia Association, said;
“We are certain the animation is going to be well-received and empower young people with dyslexia to see many of the positives of thinking differently. We are encouraging everyone to share the animation with friends, family, pupils, celebrities and colleagues so it is seen wide and far and has maximum impact.”