At first, when I met Coralie, I was shy because I didn’t know her. She helped me with the situation with my Dad, never lied and understood me. She made me a lot more comfortable to talk to someone about how I felt. I was very confused but Coralie played games and we drew. It was a lot more fun to express my feelings. I trusted her and now my life is exactly how I wanted it to be.
– Imogen, Aged 9
Before I saw Coralie, I had been worried about a school entrance exam that I had taken. I didn’t even have to talk out loud about it but just pictured it in my head. It only took a few minutes before I felt better. Coralie gave me ideas and things to do in my head to relax. I have remembered the things that Coralie showed me to calm down and relax and to think happily about what I need to do in the future.
- Christopher, aged 10
I have learnt new strategies such as identifying the right position for me to hold a newspaper or book. My work colleagues have changed the way they type my emails and use white writing on a coloured background where possible.
When I think about complicated words now I imagine them with associated images. Now that I understand I’m a visual learner, my perception of dyslexia is very much changed. It’s not about spelling things wrong but about learning by using visuals and sounds. I have helped to expand other people’s knowledge of dyslexia which I would now refer to as an alternative learning style. I now realize that I have highly visual skills that few other people possess.
– Oliver Kidd, Aged 18 Apprentice Geology Undergraduate, Liverpool University