Located on the Island of Barbados, the Caribbean Dyslexia Centre offers unique multi-sensory learning techniques, tailored to the needs of a Dyslexic mind. Our approach to learning is based on seeing dyslexia as a different thinking skill-set, not as a disability. This approach empowers our students to reach their full creative potential.
We work tirelessly to find the unique spark that will ignite each student's interest in learning and empower them to realize their full potential.
We provide assessments and tuition for students with dyslexia.
We assist in raising the self-esteem of the dyslexic student through educational and group sessions.
We promote the training of teachers to teach dyslexic students.
We hold regular seminars and workshops.
We educate the general public about dyslexia.
We hold group sessions for parents so that they can assist their child with his or her difficulties/challenges.
We invite chartered educational psychologists to visit Barbados regularly.
We house a Resource Material Library on dyslexia at the Centre.
We partner with organizations that promote a dyslexia-friendly society for all.
"Research has shown us that Dyslexics have a different way of processing information which is caused by physical differences or ‘wiring’ of the brain. This can result in challenges affecting traditional learning methods like mental maths, memory & concentration as well as the general approach of how to learn to read, write and spell. But it may also result in a pattern of strengths like critical thinking, storytelling, creativity and communication skills. Each dyslexic faces different challenges, but is also equipped with different strengths. Early identification of both challenges and strengths is key to success to preserve self-esteem and to excel educationally.
Along with my team at the CDC, we aim to ensure that all dyslexics are identified, inspired and enabled to reach their full potential in their educational environment and beyond.”
Founder and Director of the Caribbean Dyslexia Centre
Having dyslexia doesn't mean you're not bright, it means that you have an alternative way of thinking. Dyslexics view the world very differently from others. You might say they see more. While most people perceive the world linearly, dyslexics see in multiple perspectives. However, this becomes a serious handicap when viewing linear symbols, such as letters or words.
Dyslexia, involving problems with reading, writing, spelling, memory, organization and time management, can affect people of all backgrounds and abilities. As a dyslexic student you have a unique learning style and understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective for you.
The Caribbean Dyslexia Centre aims to help Dyslexics tackle these problems with strategies and a multitude of learning tools uniquely suited to their needs.
Recognizing the Dyslexic Student
Has difficulty with spelling and punctuation
Takes longer than others to read
Creates imaginative experiences with words, pictures or other media
Is able to understand & simplify complex ideas
Must reread things more than once to get their meaning
Is able to create completely original artwork from their imagination
Has difficulty getting thoughts on paper
Has problems copying from books and blackboard
Uses his imagination to create original work by giving ideas a new spin
Is easily distracted in the classroom
Has difficulties in sequencing e.g. the alphabet, times tables, months of the year
Has an aptitude for using logic to decide on the strength of an argument or where the truth lies
Very good at recognizing & understanding how she affects her own behavior and that of others
Has special musical or performing arts talent
Poor writing skills
Speech and language difficulties
Has an aptitude for interpreting the verbal, physical & emotional reactions of others
Strong technical drawing skills
Very good at interacting with space, senses, physical ideas & new concepts
Poor presentation of work
A vivid imagination