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.