What does a dyslexic person think about ‘The Battle over dyslexia’ article?

Sarah Boon

If you’re involved with education or neurodiversity advocacy, chances are you came across a recent article in the guardian ‘The battle over dyslexia’ by Sirin Kale. The main part of The article explores Julian Elliott (an educational psychologist) views on dyslexia. Naturally, as a dyslexic person, I was intrigued by the headline alone and wanted to see what it was about. As I began to read this article, I thought I recognised this debate that Julian was presenting, then I realised I had watched a YouTube video where he was talking about this topic before. So this idea wasn’t 100% new to me, but previously I didn’t give it much thought. However, now I am more intrigued and want to try and grasp an understanding of Elliott’s reasoning for his claims.

The article starts with Elliott’s early experiences of working with dyslexic children as an educational psychologist. He noted that…

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