ONLY ten to fifteen per cent of Australians have dyslexia, a disorder which involves difficulty in learning to read and interpret words, letters and other symbols.
Dyslexia expert Marianne Mullally will be visiting Rochester on Monday to talk to parents, teachers and community workers about closing the gap in a problem dubbed the sleeping giant of learning difficulties.
‘‘Many people go un-diagnosed, struggle with literacy at school and then continue to struggle later in like,’’ she said.
‘‘Country mum's have inspired me to do this because they are very capable of helping their struggling child.’’
The 90 minute seminar will be full of tips, insight and practical knowledge about what dyslexia is and how parents can help their children get over the reading hump.
The seminar will be on Monday, March 5 at 1pm at the Rochester Bowls Club.
For more information call Tom Mullally on 0428 010 828.
To register go to dyslexia.com.au/register