Additional support needs - dyslexia
Children learn at varying speeds and each child will have his/her own profile of strengths and developmental needs. However there are a variety of indicators that might point to dyslexia.
General indicators of dyslexia include:
- being able to talk about what he/she is learning more easily than reading or writing about it
- persistent spelling difficulties despite appropriate efforts
- appearing to have a poor concentration span, or being forgetful and/or disorganised
- difficulty with telling the time, and learning multiplication tables
- having short-term memory problems, and difficulties with sequencing e.g. following/giving instructions, directions, etc.
Our policy on dyslexia aims to ensure consistency in the key areas of terminology, identification, roles and responsibilities and strategies for meeting the needs of children and young people with dyslexia.
More information is provided in our leaflet, Dyslexia - Information for Parents and Carers.