In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Arran Smith to discuss how schools can support pupils with dyslexia.
Arran classes himself as one of the 4% of the population as a severely dyslexic adult. When Arran was aged 9 he was diagnosed with dyslexia. He uses the metaphor that dyslexia is like going to the dentist, well that’s how it was for him all the way until he was 14, this was the age when he realised that dyslexia is a difference not a disadvantage.
During Arran’s working life he has worked in many industries including youth work, retail business and the not-for-profit sector. Arran has worked within the dyslexia sector for over 15 years. He is chairman of the Leicestershire Dyslexia Association and previously worked and volunteered for the British Dyslexia Association in varied roles.
Arran has spoken at many large conferences and events across the UK and more recently spoke at a national conference in India.
Despite Arran being severely dyslexic Arran uses technology to support his needs and without technology he would not be doing what he is doing today.
The Dyslexia Show: https://dyslexiashow.co.uk/