Mad, bad, sad - or just dyslexic
This talk is about the constitutional nature of dyslexia and neurodiversity in general and how it can impact on the emotions and thus on every aspect of a person's life.
It will address the way the often overlooked secondary presentations of dyslexia can impact on the emotions. This is particularly relevant for parents of dyslexic children and partners of dyslexic people as the origin of many of the emotional repercussions are rooted in the first decade of the life course.
The talk will explain how and what can be done to ameliorate distress, nurture a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem, appreciate traits, strengths and challenges and work towards an integrated sense of dyslexic identity.
Please join us for this often humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring and informative talk about the emotional repercussions of dyslexia - with ample time for questions at the end.
About the host
Pennie Aston is the Founder of GroOops Dyslexia Aware Counselling www.grooops.org
She was assessed as dyslexic in adulthood and has raised a neurodiverse family. Calling on 10 years experience of running the only dyslexia specific counsellling organisation in the UK she will be sharing the joys and pitfalls of doing what no one had done before.