What is Dyslexia

  •          Dyslexia is a learning difference, a combination of strengths and weaknesses which affects the learning process in reading, spelling, writing and sometimes numeracy.
  •          Dyslexic learners are often very creative; they are good at problem solving and ‘thinking out of the box’.
  •          Dyslexic learners may also have accompanying weaknesses in short term memory, sequencing and the speed in which they process information. These are skills that everyone needs if they are to learn effectively in the classroom. They are also key skills for life.
  •          Dyslexia doesn’t mean that the child is unintelligent or lazy.
  •          Many dyslexics are high achievers – Einstein, Richard Branson, Picasso, Edison, Bill Gates, Keira Knightly, Steven Spielberg to name but a few.
  •          10% of the population are likely to be on the dyslexic spectrum.
  •          Dyslexia often runs in families