What is Dyslexia?

British Dyslexia Association refers to dyslexia as 'a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.'


Symptoms may include difficulties with

* Reading (Reading rate, reading accuracy and reading fluency)

* Visual disturbances when reading

* Spelling

* Comprehension (Outloud and silently)

* Phonological awareness, phonological memory and processing

* Short term and/or working memory

* Attention and concentration

* Organisation

* Writing (Free writing and copying)

* Reversal of letters

* Revising for examinations


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