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What is Dyslexia?

  • Dyslexia is one of a family of Specific Learning Difficulties.
  • Many people who have dyslexia have strong visual, creative and problem solving skills.
  • Dyslexia is not linked to intelligence but can make learning difficult.
  • Dyslexia is a life-long condition which has a substantial effect on an individual’s day to day activities and is classed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010.
  • Dyslexia varies from person to person and no two people will have the same set of strengths and weaknesses.
  • It often co-occurs with related conditions, such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia and attention deficit disorder.
  • Dyslexic individuals often have difficulty processing and remembering information, particularly …….. .

What are the signs of dyslexia?

There are a number of possible indicators or signs of dyslexia.

Signs of dyslexia

How do you test for dyslexia?

You can screen for the possible presence of dyslexia or you can assess formally for dyslexia.

Testing

What are Specific Learning Difficulties?

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) is an umbrella term used to cover a range of frequently co-occurring difficulties

SpLDs affect the way information is learned and processed.

SpLDs