STEP says no child left behind in Dyslexia Awareness Month
No child should be left behind feeling something is wrong… that they are lazy or not trying hard enough yet The British Dyslexia Association states that unidentified Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia/DCDm, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder can lead to emotional distress, frustration and poor self-esteem.
The STEP physical literacy exercises exist to empower children with an ability to succeed from a young age. Many students are not diagnosed with SpLDs until communication skills are suffering and society knows from experience and expense… it’s easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
Kenny Logan, former professional rugby player, faced his worst fears the day his wife, Gabby said ‘You can’t read can you?’ after handing him a newspaper article. Thankfully, she knew he was not stupid – something Kenny had felt all his life after leaving Wallace High School without sitting his final exams.
Rugby became an outlet for Kenny thanks to an insightful PE teacher that knew the teenager’s frustration had nothing to do with being stupid. Being an undiagnosed dyslexic child had hindered his progress to the point where he could not read or write at all. Helped by following a pattern of exercises designed to stimulate the brain into remembering and recalling information, Kenny learned to read at the age of 34 and is now a firm champion for Physical Literacy.
After going on national television to tell his heart-breaking story about facing up to the frustrations of overcoming a childhood stumbling block bigger than Mount Everest, Kenny is determined to highlight the positive effects of using cerebellum specific teaching and learning programmes in primary school settings.
The STEP Programme are proud to associate their efforts of closing the attainment gap for all - bringing evidenced-based results to help underachieving children.
The British Dyslexia Association notes common characterisitcs of SpLDs as having difficulties with:
- Organizational Skills
- Visual Processing
- Auditory Processing
- Time Management
- Sensory Distraction
Please contact your child’s class teacher.
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