I was diagnosed dyslexic at 21 years old, autistic at 49 and awaiting an ADHD diagnosis so I wasn’t officially diagnosed at school.

However my parents were called in when I was 7 as my ‘reading’ wasn’t up to scratch especially compared to my maths. My parents were told to sort it out at home so I was banned from watching more than an hours TV in the evening until my reading wasn’t sorted out.

No-one ever mentioned dyslexia or autism or getting me any support for my selective mutism.