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CLIP 7152

Dyslexic Boy Wins Story Award

Dyslexic Boy Wins Story Award

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Key Info
  • Dyslexic Boy Wins Story Award
  • Duration: 02:13
  • Aaron, like 10 percent of the population, struggles to express himself as he has dyslexia. He has overcome his reading disability to win a story writing competition about the First World War. Aaron discusses his difficulties and the strategies that he has in place to overcome them. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 9 July 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Society Health and Development


    Children and Young People

  • Keywords: Dyslexia, dyspraxia, disability, strategies, support
Ideas for use in class
  • Activities around dyslexia and dyspraxia and the support that is in place to support children and young people that have these disabilities. Research around famous people that have dyslexia such as Jamie Oliver, Kiera Knightly, Tom Cruise and Albert Einstein, and the strategies they employ to help them in everyday life.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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