Matt Hancock today revealed how he was saved by spell-check as he opened up on his dyslexia, which he kept secret for 20 years.
The former health secretary will today call for all children to be screened for the learning difficulty before they leave primary school in an address to the House of Commons.
Mr Hancock, 43, who was not diagnosed with dyslexia until he went to Oxford University, will introduce a Dyslexia Screening Bill as he calls on fellow MPs to back ‘vital’ reform.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Hancock explained his own struggle with the difficulty, his embarrassment and how his university tutor told him that he could talk but he couldn’t write.
As a teenager, he had to re-learn how to do so by deconstructing sentences and visualising words as pictures.