#DyslexiaAwarenessWeek - How does HAFLS cater for dyslexic learners?
The 7th to 15th October will mark Dyslexia Awareness Week, from the British Dyslexia Association.
'This year, Dyslexia Awareness Week is all about empowering people with dyslexia. Whether it be empowering them to access support, find careers where they can flourish in organisations that value them, or access and contribute to the wider world in every way they wish to.' (https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/support-us/awareness-events/dyslexia-awareness-week/daw-2019)
At HAFLS, where a learner declares themselves to have dyslexia on the course enrolment form, we provide a variety of resources and additional support to help that learner during the duration of our course.
Looking at our Study Plus provision, we accept students aged 16-19 who have struggled at school, for a variety of reasons, which can include dyslexia.
Most recently, we enrolled one learner who was very dyslexic, who said she had learnt more with us at Study Plus in a few months than her entire time at secondary school. She passed her English and maths at L2 in July.
Where dyslexia is declared or suspected, the Study Plus team work with learners individually to assess their needs and the team often conducts assessments with learners to ensure they receive targeted Additional Learing Support where needed.
A variety of resources are used to support dyslexic learners including: reading pens, coloured overlays and laptops. The support is always learner-centred and is led by what helps them.