What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a Specific Learning
Difficulty (Sp.L.D.) which affects a significant proportion of the population
- possibly as many as one in ten. It manifests as a difficulty with reading,
spelling and writing, and in many cases, numeracy also. It may
show as a problem with personal organisation or coordination. It
is attributed to poor short-term memory and it is now generally accepted
that the dyslexic brain is physiologically different to the 'normal' brain. The
dyslexic will have strengths however, and many notable figures in history, Einstein,
da Vinci, Edison and so on are now known to have been dyslexic. Dyslexia, by its
very nature, cannot be 'cured', but informed, careful and sympathetic teaching
can do much to help.
The Important Questions
Is My Child Dyslexic?
Diagnosis of Dyslexia
Where Can I Get Help?
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