What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty mainly affecting reading and spelling.  However it can also cause other problems including:

  • poor short term memory
  • confusion over some letters such as b/d
  • poor comprehension
  • difficulty with left and right
  • lack of confidence
  • poor self esteem and motivation
  • difficulty with multi tasking
  • good in speech but unable to reflect knowledge in writing
  • inconsistent errors e.g. spell a word correctly one day and not the next
  • poor organisation and time management

The British Dyslexia Association estimates that dyslexia affects 10% of the population.  This would mean that in a class of 30 students, you can expect that 3 will have some degree of dyslexia.

Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence, most dyslexic people have average or above average ability. It is identified as a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

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