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Welcome to Day five of Elizabeth Wilkinson’s

‘Inspirational to me dyslexics guest blog

for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020

2019 Dyslexia Awards Paul Shuttleworth

 What’s your name?  Paul Shuttleworth

How old are you?  47

Where in the world are you?  Shropshire, UK

What is your occupation? Radio Presenter – Senior Journalist

What’s the name of your business/employer/university? British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

How old were you when you were diagnosed dyslexic? 8/9

What difference has finding out made? Not a great deal but the understanding was better

Which do you prefer: I am dyslexic, or I have Dyslexia? I am Dyslexic

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Confident – workaholic – organised

What 3 words would your friends and family choose to describe you? Enthusiastic – hardworking – energetic

What is your best/proudest YES! moment?   Getting a staff Job with the Beeb –(BBC) having been freelance in my industry for over 20 years

If you could have one gadget, piece of equipment or software for free – what would it be, and why?  The latest MacBook Pro laptop

If you had the day off to do anything at all – what would you do? Chill at home watch tv and eat nice food

Who on the planet inspires you the most? Billy Connolly – Steph fry

 Did you like School?   1 = not at all    and    10 = loved it:  6

 What did you like most about school? Interaction with other pupils and teachers

 Who was your favourite teacher and why? Mr Henry – strict but fair and he did the subject I was better at

If you could go back in time, what one piece of advice would you offer to your younger school-aged self, and what age would that be? Keep doing what you’re doing, when you want it go for it and you’ll make some good choices

Are you glad you went for your dyslexia assessment? It’s wasn’t an assessment back then – that I was aware of

Is there anything you wish someone had told you before you went for your assessment? Not really

 If you could go back in time what message would you give to your 13-year-old self?  Don’t light the meth burner in your chemistry set but the kitchen curtain – spend ever second you can with your mom

 Do you have any advice for anyone who has just been diagnosed dyslexic? Use the skills you excel at to define you

 Anything else you would like to add?

“I believe my dyslexia makes me who I am, it lends itself to some very funny
content; laugh and learn from your mistakes”  

Paul Shuttleworth, 2020.

How to contact Paul Shuttleworth:

Twitter: @Shuttsie

Facebook: Paul Shuttleworth

website: http://pspmedia.co.uk/


© Elizabeth Wilkinson 2020 www.theddc.org.uk

Elizabeth Wilkinson

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Dyslexia Consultant

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