Dyslexia is seen as a gift at Abbot’s Way, for the strengths which it brings, such as:
- Seeing the bigger picture
- Global visual processing
- Pattern recognition
- Good spatial knowledge
- Picture Thinkers
- Sharp peripheral vision
- Strategic thinking
- Thinking outside the box – problem solving
At Abbot’s Way, our approach uses students’ strengths to engage them - we teach the way they can learn, not the way they cannot.
Dyslexia is associated with literacy difficulties and also brings challenges such as:
At Abbot’s Way, our approach promotes the acquisition and development of skills which support students’ challenges
- can occur at any level of intellectual ability
- is not due to the individual's ability to learn and develop the above skills
- is not the result of poor motivation, emotional disturbance, sensory impairment or lack of opportunities, but it may occur alongside any of these.
- is biological in origin, and tends to run in families.
For more information about Dyslexia please visit: www.helenarkell.org.uk/about-dyslexia.php