When Lita was a young ‘un, she spent some time growling into a mic for a zydeco blues band. No bull, you can’t make up a word like zydeco. All the lyrics were in French and delivered with a distinct Kiwi tone deaf.
When it came time to name our band, the warped but humourous accordian player suggested Dyslexics The, a throwback to his unhappy childhood when dyslexia was barely recognised, let alone understood.
Thankfully, these days there are interventions and techniques to improve literacy and help children overcome learning difficulties, and attitudes to dyslexia have slowly changed.
Reading Matters are local specialists in assessing dyslexia and are committed to helping children overcome learning difficulties to ensure a solid platform for success in their lives.
My teachers say I’m addled . . . my father thought I was stupid, and I almost decided I must be a dunce.