Rugby star Kenny Logan talks of overcoming dyslexia at Camden centre
Rugby legend Kenny Logan has spoken about his own journey to overcome dyslexia opening a new learning centre in Camden.
The former Scottish international joined charity Dyslexia Action as it moved to its new centre in the Royal National Institute For The Blind offices in Judd Street, King’s Cross, from old premises in Victoria on Wednesday last week (November 2).
The centre has technology to help young people and adults in Camden and across London with a hidden disability such as dyslexia or literacy difficulties.
The rugby player, who kept his dyslexia secret for years, said: “As someone with dyslexia, I understand first hand the challenges that people with the specific learning difficulty can face.
“I was diagnosed with dyslexia aged 16 and it was a relief to know that there was a reason behind why I struggled with reading and writing.
You may also want to watch:
“Growing up, I would have welcomed support like that Dyslexia Action provides.”
The centre is funded by Capital FM’s Help A Capital Child campaign.
- 1 Woman dies after house fire in Muswell Hill
- 2 Helen McCrory: 'Mighty' Tufnell Park actress dies aged 52
- 3 Nazanin may become 'bargaining chip' in Iran nuclear deal, warns husband
- 4 Slavia Prague v Arsenal: Five Things We Learned
- 5 Hampstead Ballet School star wins place at Bolshoi academy in Moscow
- 6 Camden's Levertons to arrange the funeral of Prince Philip on April 17
- 7 What's next? Covid-19 and the future of Hampstead Village
- 8 Developer's plan for six houses in old pub car park in Highgate Hill
- 9 Hampstead robberies: Inside the police chase which caught 8 violent criminals
- 10 For Nazanin's sake, hostage-taking must be a nuclear deal issue
All five of its computers have a new “multi-sensory” technology which helps with reading, spelling and memory.
The centre is also the base for Dyslexia Action’s Catch Up Club, a free after-school club for children aged 12-17, which helps to improve reading and spelling.
Hannah MacLellan, a senior teacher at the centre, is spearheading the club aimed at children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
She said: “Children and young people who struggle with literacy are at a disadvantage at school and throughout life.
“It is therefore important to provide these learners with help and support so that they are not limited by their reading and spelling ability.”
Anyone who feels their child would benefit from this service should email email@example.com