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Books for Dyslexics | Full House by Maeve Binchy

By | January 17th, 2017|Art & Entertainment|

There were two things that drew me to Full House - first of all, throughout my childhood I distinctly remember my grandmother always reading a Maeve Binchy book. I always used to ask her what the [...]

Jobs for Dyslexics | Press Officer – Anja Dembina

By | June 21st, 2016|Working Life|

As dyslexics we are often told that there are some jobs that we are just not suited to, or that our unique challenges may make certain professions no go areas. We at The Codpast are having [...]

Thoughts on Dyslexia | Building Inner Confidence

By | April 14th, 2016|Help and Advice, Videos|

While much of the focus on Dyslexia is around the difficulty it causes with reading and writing, what’s often overlooked is the effects of other people’s opinions of our dyslexia and what it does to our [...]

4 Skills Dyslexics Should Excel at in Future Job Markets

By | March 17th, 2016|Listmania, Student Life, Working Life|

Gone are the days when you had one job for life. With the evolution of technology and prominence of new players in global commerce, in the future jobs market, skills that once guaranteed your CV pride [...]

Dyslexics in Theatre: The Musical

By | February 18th, 2016|Art & Entertainment|

  Anyone remember playing Habbo Hotel? I remember spending hours in my bedroom, creating my avatar named PrincessEmmaChristianGirl99 (don’t ask!). I created the perfect mini me, free from acne, frizzy hair, big teeth and worries. She was also free [...]

Dyslexics in Film: Concussion feat. Will Smith

By | February 11th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

Like religion, sport and its culture often act as the magnet that brings together individuals, families and whole communities. To criticise either, can put you in the firing line of some pretty passionate objection. Will Smith [...]

Why Dyslexics Make Great Secret Agents

By | January 28th, 2016|News and Views|

Soon after relocating his assessment center to the U.S. City of Annapolis. Dr Michael Hart noticed a strange occurrence during family interviews. When parents routinely exhibited a strange reaction to certain questions, Dr Hart realised he'd [...]

Dyslexia: the fifth member of our family

By | January 21st, 2016|News and Views|

On Saturday 21st November,  myself and my husband were honoured to be asked to speak at the Dyslexia Scotland members day and AGM about the impact that dyslexia has on our family. If you need any [...]

Thoughts on Dyslexia | Improving Your Confidence

By | January 19th, 2016|Help and Advice, Videos|

In this episode of Thoughts on Dyslexia, Miranda Banks tells us how to raise our confidence levels and keep that negative inner voice in check. If you need any assistance when reading this post please note [...]

Carols, Coursework & Christmas Crackers: Preparing for Uni in the New Year

By | December 15th, 2015|Help and Advice, Student Life|

As the Christmas holiday approaches, most of us are gearing up for a spot of mince pie Olympics, boxset marathons and some well-earned chill time. It’s important for us all to recharge our batteries, so the [...]

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