Hattie Dixon, accompanied by Mrs Stevenson, attended the September meeting of Warwick Rotary Club to give a talk on dyslexia. The purpose of the evening was to introduce the topic to the Rotarians, who were largely unfamiliar with the difficulties encountered by individuals who have been diagnosed as dyslexic.
For many in the audience, the condition was unrecognised in their youth, when they attended school. One Rotarian explained that in his day, children were constantly reprimanded or even rapped over the knuckles for poor spelling and untidy handwriting.
In her presentation, Hattie explained the day to day experience of being dyslexic and what strategies she has used. Mrs Stevenson talked about the latest research into the nature and causes of dyslexia and how those with the condition are now educated.
Afterwards Hattie fielded a number of questions from the audience with impressive clarity and composure, demonstrating that dyslexia is no longer a bar to achievement today.