|Thomas rowing with his team in Chester.|
As long as I can remember, I have struggled with reading and writing. It was the prospect of having to study a language in Year 9 that led me to speak out about my struggles. I felt like I hadn’t got to grips with the English language, let alone a foreign one!
After I was diagnosed, I attended extra support sessions to help with my reading and writing instead of studying a language. It was a small group of 4 students that attended these which made it easier for me to ask questions and get help quickly. In the group, we did various exercises like practising reading aloud and going through any school work we were struggling with.