Go Green for Dyslexia

 

In the first week of October, the British Dyslexia Association and Nessy are encouraging businesses, schools and homes to show a green light in support of dyslexia. Join us in raising dyslexia awareness, light up your building, take a photo and send it to us so we can share your support with our followers. During dyslexia awareness week, we want to encourage people to Go out and take action.

 

Go and get information      Go and get tested      Go and get help

What We Know What To Do
Many teachers do not know how to help children they suspect have dyslexia. Dyslexia Training is an online course of videos that shows teachers how to help. Free for Dyslexia Awareness Week www.nessy.com/uk/product/dyslexia-training.If you want to take your training further then the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) offer training courses and accredited level programs, with the aim of helping them to better support students who have dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/educator/bda-services-educators
Many people suspect they might have dyslexia but have not done anything about it. Find out about dyslexia:
Download Dyslexia Explained the ebook from www.nessy.com/uk/-e-book . Watch the Dyslexia Explained videos (a new one will be available every day for free during dyslexia awareness week).
Even in children as young as 5 years old, dyslexia can be identified with a high degree of accuracy. Get screened or tested. Nessy has a free screener 5-7 year olds. Go to dyslexiatest.me. If you are older, use the Dyslexia Quest screener. Free for Dyslexia Awareness Week. www.nessy.com/uk/product/dyslexia-screening
90% of children with reading difficulties will achieve the appropriate reading age if they get help by year 2. 75% of children whose help is delayed to age 9 or later, will continue to struggle throughout school. will achieve the appropriate reading age if they get help by year 2. 75% of children whose help is delayed to age 9 or later, will continue to struggle throughout school. Don’t delay. Take action early! People with dyslexia need an individualised program of structured literacy. Take a free trial of the Nessy Reading and Spelling program at nessy.com
Free Trial available here: www.nessy.com/free-trial/signup

 

October 1st marks the beginning of Dyslexia Awareness Week. In partnership with the British Dyslexia Association Nessy is encouraging schools, businesses and homes to GO green for dyslexia!

We believe it is time to take action and end the ‘wait and see’ approach to children struggling at school. To raise awareness and encourage action to improve the lives of dyslexics, the British Dyslexia Association and Nessy are going green for dyslexia.

For one week, we will light our offices in green and wear our greenest clothes – and we hope you will do the same.

 

How to Participate

Schools

Schools can get involved and donate money to the British Dyslexia Association by allowing their students to go green for one day. During Dyslexia Awareness Week, we’re asking schools to allow a non-uniform day and their students wear green and donate £1 to the British Dyslexia Association. If just 20 schools up and down the country do this we could raise thousands and provide children with screenings, formal assessments and cost-effective programs that work.

When you sign up your school to GO green for dyslexia, Nessy will post a pack of goodies to help your school celebrate. Dyslexia Awareness packs include green balloons and streamers to decorate your school. You’ll also get stickers, temporary tattoos, and rosettes to award students for participation. There will be a ‘Greenest of the Green’ competition for the best outfit. Send in your photos to info@nessy.com and we will share them on our Facebook. The most likes, shares and comments will win a prize!

 

Greenest dresser of the day      Silliest outfit of the day       Most money raised for the BDA

 

Businesses

Raise awareness and take action in your city by lighting green for Dyslexia Awareness Week. We’re asking businesses to make the commitment to lighting their locations green from October 1st-7th. To showcase your building please live stream on your social media, and send photos to Nessy, so together we can raise awareness across our social media and promote  GO green for dyslexia.  

 

How to Join

Interested in lighting it green for dyslexia? Let us know. Email info@nessy.com with your information and tell us how you’ll be lighting it green on 1st October.