• What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a difference in learning that affects a persons’ ability to read and spell, and it can sometimes  affect arithmetic, organisational skills and concentration too. Dyslexia can be mild or severe, and it can affect people in different ways.


  • What causes Dyslexia?

Dyslexia  tends to run in families, it cannot be caused by gaps in schooling or by being ‘lazy’.

Dyslexia is caused by a difficulty with short-term memory  and/or with processing or making sense of written symbols or the sounds in words. Dyslexia is not related to intelligence. A person can be extremely intelligent yet still have dyslexia, and struggle with things like organisation and sequencing. Many people with dyslexia are very bright indeed.


  • What is Positive about having Dyslexia?

Many many things!

Every person is unique, and dyslexia is an individual difference in the way of learning, and not a weakness. Many people with dyslexia have particular strengths in creative and visual skills, as well as having excellent problem solving abilities.


It is particularly important that children grow up having their individual strengths and  uniqueness celebrated – so that their confidence does not become affected by any literacy challenges.



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