Event raises awareness about dyslexia
Parents, children and teachers took part in workshops to find out about help for youngsters affected by dyslexia.
The event was held as part of the national Dyslexia Awareness Week this week.
Staff from Leicester City Council's learning and autism team held the drop-in session at New Parks House, Pindar Road, New Parks, Leicester.
Julia Everett, a senior teacher with the council's learning and autism support team, said: "It was one of a series of events to raise awareness about dyslexia, how it can impact on a pupil's education and what schools and parents can do to support dyslexic children.
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"Parents, staff and children from 16 schools including primary and secondary schools and those from further education colleges came along.
"Parents had a chance to try out different things and to find out what they can do to help their children at home.
"The teachers who came along could see what resources were available to them to help students."
Information packs had been prepared and visitors also had a chance to look at a range of dyslexia-friendly books.
Assistant city mayor Councillor Vi Dempster, who has responsibility for children, young people and schools, was among visitors.
She said: "This drop-in session is just part of the vast amount of work we do to raise awareness about dyslexia and improve practice in city schools.
"Raising awareness helps parents, teachers and other childcare professionals spot signs of the condition as early as possible, which is vitally important."