Dyslexia awareness event

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A SPECIAL awareness day was held in Boston at the weekend to support parents concerned with symptoms of dyslexia in their children.

Around 20 parents attended the Dyslexia Action open day held at Fydell House, in South Square, on Saturday.

The free session was delivered by the Dyslexia Action principal for Lincolnshire, Catherine Wright, and included the spell testing of eight students.

As a special guest speaker, Coun Raymond Singleton-McGuire, a long-term sufferer of dyslexia, highlighted the ‘trials, tribulations and the barriers’ he had to overcome.

He said: “Fifty years ago, if they knew as much about dyslexia then as they do now, then many children could have experienced different needs and education.”

Dyslexia affects around in 10 people, with one in 30 experiencing more severe difficulties requiring specialist tuition and support.