Huish Academy is proud to have been Dyslexia Friendly School since 2007.
As part of our support for Dyslexia Awareness Week 1st October 2018, we are running a competition to raise awareness of Dyslexia across the Academy. The competition is open to all students.
Dyslexia is defined as a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across a range of intellectual abilities. It is best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category and there are no clear cut off points. Co-occurring difficulties may be seen in aspects of language, motor co-ordination, mental calculation, concentration and personal organisation, but these are not by themselves, markers of dyslexia. A good indication of severity and persistence of dyslexic difficulties can be gained by examining how the individual responds to well-grounded interventions.