Despite 10%+ of the population being dyslexic, it is still often poorly understood. With the right support, the strength and talents of dyslexic people can really shine.
Everyone’s experience of dyslexia is unique. Ranging from mild to severe and usually running in families, it is a life-long condition.
Due to dyslexia itself not being visible, individuals with dyslexia often feel unsupported and invisible. From the child at school struggling to keep up with their peers, to the office worker feeling they don’t belong.
This year Dyslexia Week focuses on Invisible Dyslexia. It aims to highlight the importance of mental health, increase the visibility of underrepresented groups, and raise serious issues of dyslexia being overlooked within education and the workplace.
A free training course on the topic of dyslexia and mental health is available from the BDA. The course is a great learning tool for those who would like to learn more about dyslexia , and how those who have it are affected.
For more information, and to complete the online training course, visit