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  Dyslexia 08 August 2005  
Image: Sally Gardner
Dealing with the condition as an adult

About 10% of the population have some form of dyslexia.

As many girls as boys have it, but boys are more likely to be diagnosed. Most of the emphasis is on helping children, but what about adults?

Sally Gardner, author of I Coriander, is severely dyslexic and is the mother of three dyslexic children. She thinks the condition can be more difficult to deal with as an adult, but that it can also be a gift.

Sally joins Jenni in the studio, along with Shirley Cramer, Chief Executive Officer of the Dyslexia Institute.

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I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, published by Orion Children's Books - ISBN: 1 84255 2902  - It is also availible on audio CD and cassette.
The Dyslexia Institute
The British Dyslexia Association

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