Seeing the World Differently: a celebration of reading and dyslexia

Last week, as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week, we hosted an event with Booktrust at the Free Word Centre around dyslexia, reading and education with a focus on the Maggot Moon Multi-touch edition.

Sally Gardner was in conversation with The Times’ children’s books critic, Amanda Craig, and Booktrust’s books and disability consultant, Alexandra Strick.

It was a fascinating discussion with a wonderful audience of people with direct experience of dyslexia. Check out blogs about the event from Alexandra Strick on the Booktrust blog, teacher trainer Anne Harding and digital publisher Nick Cross.

Many thanks for Sam at the Freeword Centre, we also have recordings of the discussion to share with you here.

Sally talks about where Maggot Moon and her dyslexic hero, Standish Treadwell, came from.

Sally discusses her experiences of writing with dyslexia, the importance of finding your own way of working and reflects on some of the great writers and thinkers, like Leonardo Da Vinci and F Scott Fitzgerald, who also struggled with dyslexia.

Branded ‘unteachable’ at school because of her acute dyslexia, Sally discusses her experiences of how the education system treats dyslexia, and how she thinks it can be improved to support all children who struggle to read.

 

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