@ Dyslexia Show 2024

09:45 - 10:00
Arran Smith

Opening Keynote


Keynote Theatre
10:15 - 11:00
Arran Smith
Chivonne Preston
Andy Cook
Annamarie Hassell
Lesley Browne

Dyslexia Today


Keynote Theatre
11:15 - 12:00
Chris Griffiths

The Focus Fix - Boiling Frogs to Soaring Swans.

Finding Clarity, Creativity and Resilience in an Overwhelming World and How to Amplify Dyslexic Strengths in the Workplace.

  • Embrace dyslexic strengths for workplace innovation.
  • Understand the key skills that you must develop for success.
  • Do less, achieve more. Break free from Busy Fool Syndrome.
  • Understanding how technology can redefine focus and creativity.
  • Thriving in a rapidly evolving landscape dominated by AI.
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An engaging exploration into the world of innovative thinking strategies tailored for individuals with dyslexia in the workplace.

Delve into the transformative power of understanding and leveraging dyslexic strengths to enhance job satisfaction, creativity, and overall productivity.

This presentation unveils the secret to harnessing the unique cognitive abilities of dyslexic individuals through practical techniques using appropriate technological aids, illustrating how these methods can lead to significant breakthroughs in personal and organisational success.

By attending, you'll discover how to create a supportive work environment that not only acknowledges but celebrates cognitive diversity as a cornerstone for innovation.

Dive into the key insights on the most crucial skills demanded by companies in the near future, and explore strategic approaches to thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape dominated by AI and automation.

Prepare to be inspired by the possibilities of a workplace where everyone's innate talents, including those of dyslexic minds, are nurtured and valued, leading to incredible outcomes.

Don't miss this opportunity to transform the way you perceive focus and creativity.


Keynote Theatre
12:00 - 12:30
Rossie Stone

Creative Learning Skills to Support Dyslexia

Rossie explains how he came up with the Dekko Technique and shows how to put it into practice.

  • Exploring the value of creative learning skills
  • Traditional text-based materials leaving many learners behind
  • Reframing education with the help of entertainment
  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Lifelong revision and study techniques
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Do you know someone who loves drawing, the arts or entertainment? Do you know someone who has talents they want to use but struggles to concentrate or engage with traditional text-based education at school? Rossie Stone, the creator and founder of Dekko Comics, has spent the last two years developing a comprehensive video course that teaches young people how to use their passion and creativity to overcome their school struggles. You are invited to come along and see if the Dekko Technique, alongside its creative learning skills, is just what your schoolwork has been looking for.

Suitable for educators, parents, children and organisations.


Keynote Theatre
12:45 - 13:30
Ollie WIniberg
Lizzie Acker

From Baking to Radio - a Dyslexia and Neurodiversity Story


Keynote Theatre
13:45 - 14:30
Matt Hancock
Natalie | Dyslexia In Adults
David Breakspear
Sarah Templeton
Zoe Davies

ALF - Panel Discussion


Keynote Theatre
14:45 - 15:30
Martin McKay

Discovering Dyslexia: A CEO’s Journey

Martin shares his personal education journey, including his discovery of his own dyslexia diagnosis, mission for inclusivity and founding Texthelp.

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Join Martin as he shares his personal education journey, reflecting on the challenges he experienced from school to university. Discover how he founded Texthelp back in 1996, growing it to help over 200 million users to understand and be understood worldwide. With a goal to impact 1 billion lives, we’ll discover how Martin’s passion for inclusivity fuels his commitment to driving change in communication accessibility. We’ll delve into Martin's vision for the future, where assistive technology is embraced on a broader scale, fostering a more inclusive society. Don't miss this insightful session as we discuss the transformative power of Texthelp's digital tools and Martin's dedication to making the world a more inclusive place.


Keynote Theatre
15:45 - 16:30
Matt Gower
Jo Rees
J A Crawshaw
Chris Campbell
Josh Wilkins
Rossie Stone

Inspiring Dyslexics


Keynote Theatre