When - Monday 14th February 2022, 7.30pm
Where - Federated Farmers Rooms, 70 Forth Street
Who - Kate Sherriff, a First Aid Tutor for St John New Zealand will speak about her dyslexia journey, how she has gone from covering it up, to realising her strengths and now celebrating her dyslexia.
Kate is an Australian and was raised in an academic family. The nuns at school tried to help her with her inability to spell correctly, but were unsuccessful. She was labelled as dumb. She is stubborn and put a lot of effort into proving them wrong. She suffers from anxiety and fears that she will be judged for her dyslexia, so she has developed personal coping mechanisms that help to cover it up.
She met Chris Cole (Learning Differences Learning Advisor) on a course last year, Chris recognised her coping mechanisms and acknowledged her dyslexia. Kate realised that dyslexics have some really cool strengths, and she is now celebrating them, and is almost at the realisation that she is not actually dumb.