About our founder, Kate Griggs.

Introducing Kate

Kate Griggs is an award-winning campaigner who has been researching and campaigning in the field of dyslexia since 2005. Her first campaign resulted in the British Government conducting an official review, The 2009 Rose Review of Dyslexia, which highlighted a huge need for teachers to be trained in dyslexia.

She is the founder of Made By Dyslexia, a global charity led by successful dyslexics here to redefine dyslexia and help the world understand, value and support it.

Kate is leading the charge to disrupt the world’s thinking around dyslexia and championing the value of Dyslexic Thinking skills which are vital for the workplace of the future. Her work to define Dyslexic Thinking skills has been central to Made By Dyslexia’s ground-breaking reports, produced with partners including EY and Manpower, which are transforming the way workplaces, schools, and society sees dyslexia.

Kate was the first person to define the 7 Dyslexic Thinking skills in kids, which feature in her first book for children, Xtraordinary People – a #1 Amazon bestseller. Her second book for adults, THIS is Dyslexia, will be released in the autumn of 2021, published by Penguin Random House.

Recent stories and a bit of history


Read Kate’s call to action in the ‘Thunderer’ column in The Times.

Read The Article

Watch 3 reasons why dyslexia is an asset, based on Kate’s TES article.

Watch The Video



Kate’s BBC Documentary showed how training teachers in dyslexia could transform educational outcomes.

Read The Article


Kate’s campaigning resulted in the Rose Review, which recommended ALL teachers are trained in dyslexia.

Read The Rose Review