Succeeding with SEND series: Focus on Dyslexia
With research indicating that 1 in 10 people in the UK suffer from a form of Dyslexia*, this lifelong disorder is now becoming most common cause of reading, writing, and spelling difficulties**.
We have created this series of videos dedicated to certain diagnosises that can impact a person’s education.
The Dyslexia episode consists an informal conversation between Helen Boden, CEO at British Dyslexia Association and 16 year old Dyslexic student, Ruby Jensen-Jones, to explore her path to diagnosis, how she overcome challenges and accessed opportunities to progress successfully through her education.
Helen Boden, CEO, British Dyslexia Association
With a background in education and training since 1990 and a qualified specialist dyslexia teacher, Helen began work for the BDA in 2002 and has been with the organisation for 15 of the last 17 years.
After running the organisation’s training department, Helen became CEO in March 2018, with a focus on empowering dyslexics through lobbying, raising awareness, training and direct support.
Ruby is 16 and has just completed her GCSE’s and is now studying for her A levels in Geography, Politics and Economics.
Ruby’s interests include music, (she plays the piano and flute both to Grade 8) and sings in the school choir. She enjoys netball and keeping fit and has recently started volunteering with a local dyslexia organisation.
Ruby’s dyslexia was discovered when she was struggling with her reading and spelling at primary school. Through strong support at home and school, Ruby has overcome many obstacles associated with reading and has achieved excellent results in her GCSE examinations including a 9 (A Star) for English Language.
Learn more on the series.