Dyslexia ,socially excluded adults and homeless people

Report
‘Dyslexia ,socially
excluded adults and
homeless people’
Steven O’Brien
Chief Executive
www.dyslexia-help.org
24 Edward Pavilion
Albert Dock
Liverpool
[email protected]
Its not a new trend..!!!
Athenian Gazzette
(London, England)
Saturday,
August 26 1693
issue 14
C.Collinson, ‘Strange Beings’ and ‘Extraordinary Creatures’:
the conceptual model of ‘Lexism’ and its English historical
evidence, 1694-1896
Dyslexia Research and
Milestones
• 1877 Kussmaul
• 1892 Dejerine
• 1896 Morgan
• 1917 Hinshelwood
• 1924 Orton
• 1970 Newton & Mills & Miles
• 1990 Singleton & Galaburda
• 1995 Reid Lyon
Social Cost………
• Truancy initiatives between 1997-2006, worth £650m
increased truancy by 50%
• The average response cost in dealing with the
behaviour of a young offender around £52,000
• Young People & Crime (1996) estimated that public
services spent around £1 billion a year on
processing and dealing with offending
• 84,000 in Prison £35,000+ a year
• Living in poverty increases the likelihood of children
having a learning disability by 30%.
• Learning issues (learning disabilities) may represent a
significant contributing factor to high rate of birth to
school-age girls in the United States
• The Audit Commission has concluded, of the £3.6 billion
special needs budget, 70% is spent on preparing and
implementing statements for the most needy 3%
Changing View of Disabilities
The LD affects
employment…
The LD affects the
family…
The LD affects literacy
skills…
The LD affects mental
health and
depression…
The LD affects
transportation…
The LD affects child
care…
The LD affects
workplace skills…
The LD affects
problem solving
skills…
The LD affects social
skills…
The LD affects
AD/HD…
The adult with LD
has protections under
the DDA.
The LD affects other
disabilities…
Co morbid Learning
Disabilities
• Dyspraxia
• ADD
• Dysphasia
• ADHD
• Dyscalculia
• Bi Polar
• Dysgraphia
• Asperger syndrome
• Social Skills Disorder
• ODD
Engaging Socially Excluded
adults
• Train advocates
• Advocate Network
• Free Dyslexia Computer Screening
• Free Dyslexia Adult Assessment
• Dyslexia Advice Information and Guidance
• Dyslexia Mentoring
Skills Funding Agency
Small Steps Project
•15 people pre basic skills
•Free screening & assessment
•Foundation Course
•Degree
•14 Complete with 2:2 or above
Bin Man
Single Mum
Civil Servant
Technologies & Funding
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Screen Reader
Speech Input
Mind Maps
Coloured
lens/overlays
• 1-1 teaching
• Prescriptive
technology
• ALN & ASN
• Employment
Advisors fund
• Access to Work
• Disability Students
Allowance
• Remploy
24 Edward Pavilion
Albert Dock
Liverpool
L3 4AF
Employment Help line 0800 077 8764
Education Help line
0800 077 8763
Administration number 0151 709 0545
Skype: ste-obrien
Facebook: Dyslexia Foundation
www.dyslexia-help.org

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