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About Dyslexia


Dyslexia is a learning difference that mainly affects reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes speaking. It makes it hard for people to read and spell words.

About 1 in 10 people have dyslexia. Some common signs are:

  1. Trouble learning to read, even with normal learning opportunities.

  2. Difficulty with sounds in language.

  3. Reading slowly or making mistakes like skipping words.

  4. Diffiulty with spelling and grammar.

  5. Problems with speaking and understanding language.

  6. Challenges with organising and managing time.

Dyslexia varies in severity, and it's often found with other conditions like dyspraxia, ADHD, or dyscalculia. Finding dyslexia early and getting help is important. With support, people with dyslexia can learn strategies to manage their challenges and do well in school, work, and life.

Please note that only some of the difficulties in this list may be seen, and remember that these are just possible indicators.  Screening will determine quickly if there is any cause for concern (Source - BDA)

Jo Crawford has a great Youtube channel all about dyslexia.  In this video, she talks about why you may want to have an assessment. 

Many of the issues she is describing could also indicate other problems, so it is important to understand all possibilities. Everyone I meet is very different. 

Signs of Dyslexia

The BDA and PATOSS are two of the most established authorities in the UK.

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