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Dyslexia

Dyslexia can affect anyone at any age.  It is estimated that 10% of people over 16 in the UK alone have dyslexia. Sometimes learning may be challenging and  frustrating. If dyslexia is undetected , it can effect learning and achievement.

There are however all sorts of dyslexia friendly tools and techniques that can be used to make teaching and learning fun, easy and effective for dyslexia learners and ALL learners! 

Dyslexics have the potential to achieve wonderful things (as do all learners), provided they have the right tools and learning opportunities.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difference. It comes with a combination of strengths and challenges which affect the learning process of reading, writing, spelling and sometimes numeracy.

Dyslexia learners can sometimes have weaknesses in short-term memory, sequencing and the speed at which they process information.  They often find it difficult learning to read, write and spell because of these learning differences. 

Some of the most famous and successful people in the world have dyslexia! This is because they have built on their strengths- Walt Disney, Jamie Oliver, Steve Redgrave, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill to name just a few!

How can you spot your child may have dyslexia?

The following characteristics may be seen at home and/or at school

How can you support your dyslexic child?

These resources are all used in school too.