Dyslexia can be described as a variety of difficulties in learning to read, write and/or spell, which persist despite the provision of appropriate learning opportunities.

These difficulties often do not reflect a child or young person's cognitive abilities and may not be typical of performance in other areas.

Children and young people learn at varying speeds with a range of strengths and developmental needs.

There are a variety of indicators that might point to dyslexia:
  • Being able to talk about their learning easier than reading or writing about it.
  • Having short-term memory problems, and difficulty with sequencing.
  • Persistent spelling difficulties.
  • Appearing to have a poor concentration span, or being forgetful and/or disorganised.
  • Difficulty with telling the time, and learning multiplication tables.

 

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