What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific kind of learning difficulty, where a child of normal intelligence has persistent and significant problems with reading, writing and spelling, and sometimes with arithmetic and musical notation.
It is suspected that up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK have Dyslexia
What causes dyslexia?
There is no cure for dyslexia, however there are management options. There is also no reason for dyslexia, but it has nothing to do with the person’s intellectual ability.
What are the symptoms of dyslexia?
Dyslexia can be very frustrating. It can cause you to:
read and write very slowly
confuse the order of letters in words
put letters the wrong way round (such as writing “b” instead of “d”)
have poor or inconsistent spelling
understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that’s written down
find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions
struggle with planning and organisation
A lot of the advice available for children will also be helpful for adults. Managing tasks and using a multisensory approach are all options which will benefit the adult as well as a child.