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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 [...]

5 Ways to Maximise Your Time at University

By | December 3rd, 2015|Listmania, News and Views, Student Life|

  University can be a daunting experience, if like me when you enter the building you experience a great rush of energies; teachers grabbing their morning cappuccinos, students running to the library to print out coursework [...]

Thoughts on Dyslexia | Beating the Blues

By | November 19th, 2015|Help and Advice, Videos|

Apart from all the difficulties with processing, feeling down or feelings of low self-esteem can be part of the Dyslexic experience. In this video Miranda Banks, from Excel in Exams, shares techniques she's developed to deal [...]

Why a Neurodiverse Workforce Can Improve Your Management Skills

By | October 27th, 2015|Help and Advice, Working Life|

A few years ago, I recruited a Finance Assistant through a scheme run by the BBC, which was aimed specifically for people with a disability. If someone had asked me at the time, how I intended [...]

5 Things to Consider When Managing Someone with Autism

By | October 20th, 2015|Listmania, Working Life|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Last weeks we heard from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s Extend Scheme, talk about [...]

Five Useful Coping Strategies for those with Autism

By | October 15th, 2015|Help and Advice, Listmania|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Over the next few weeks we will hear from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s [...]

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