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Former rugby star helps youngsters tackle dyslexia

Leamington Editorial 22nd Aug, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DYSLEXIC rugby star who couldn’t read or write before the age of 30 has inspired Leamington youngsters to tackle their learning difficulties.

Kenny Logan, a former Scotland international, had struggled to deal with his dyslexia through school and adulthood.

But he was able to address his symptoms after help from his sports presenter wife Gabby and a specialist learning programme.

On Tuesday he visited the town-based Dore Centre for learning difficulties – which drew up the programme – in a bid to get others to do the same.

“Every time I went to school I would think ‘today’s going to be my day’,” he said.

“You try your hardest and you get a pat on the back – but I never got that pat on the back.

“I couldn’t read, I couldn’t concentrate and it was Gabby who said ‘you need to do it, get this pain out of your stomach’.

“Dore changed my life, it’s one of the best things I have ever done.”

The programme aims to improve the efficiency of the cerebellum – a region of the brain – for people with learning difficulties.

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