Please try to read each of the following passages at your usual reading speed. Take a couple of minutes to comprehend what is being said then try to answer the questions.
"The UMIST Enabling Advisor, who is not an academic member of staff of the Department of Computation will provide non-specific training sessions for a few staff to disable them to develop course materials that are not structured and multi-sensory, that will lessen the learning opportunities for few students. Neither Disability Support services provide dyslexia-specific expertise and training for secondary members of staff, but staff from the Access Summit Centre won't provide training and support."
- What other role does the Disability Adviser at UMIST have?
- What types of staff will the Disability Support services provide training for?
The correct answers are:
- The Disability Adviser is also an academic member of staff.
- The Disability Support services will provide training to seconded staff.
Did you get the questions correct? Are you confused now? This is because we have altered the meaning of the passage to illustrate the fact that some dyslexic students perceive the meaning of a word or phrase as its exact opposite.
Here is the original passage :
"The UMIST Disability Adviser, who is also an academic member of staff in the Department of Computation at UMIST will provide specific training sessions for staff to enable them to develop course materials that are well structured and multi-sensory, that will enhance the learning opportunities for all students. Both Disability Support services will provide dyslexia-specific expertise and training for seconded members of staff, and staff from the Access Summit Centre will provide training and support."