Rosie Bissett

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The Dyslexia Association of Ireland has insisted there are genuine reasons why many of these students are studying a European language. Photograph: Getty Images

Many students who have received exemptions from studying Irish in the Leaving Cert on the basis of learning disabilities have valid reasons for studyi(...)

Róisín Lowe at St Leo’s College, Carlow: “I see a word and think I’m spelling it correctly but the words move about on the page.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Róisín Lowe is a star student. She got an A in Junior Cert English. There’s almost no reason she shouldn’t perform well in her Leaving Cert next ye(...)

Gerard Gallagher, at DIT on Mountjoy Square, talks about dyslexia: ‘I’ve learned that the role of parents is hugely important: mine really wanted me to do well.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

College is a good place to have dyslexia. Secondary schools, in general, are less so. Children with dyslexia are in luck if their parents have mone(...)

Educational psychologist William K Wilkinson: He believes it can be a big relief to children when it’s explained how their problems are very specific and not a reflection of their level of intelligence.

Detection of an educational disability can be a profound moment for parents, for teachers and for children themselves. “It really is a game-cha(...)

Frankie Hollands supporting the learning activities at the Rush, Lusk and Skerries dyslexia workshop. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

There was a time in Ireland when dyslexia was the disorder that dare not speak its name. The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI), established 40 yea(...)