What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty mainly affecting reading and spelling.  However it can also cause other difficulties.  A person may:

The British Dyslexia Association estimates that dyslexia affects 10% of the population.  This would mean that in a class of 30 students, you can expect that 3 will have some degree of dyslexia.

Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence, most dyslexic people have average or above average ability. It is identified as a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

 A helpful short video called “Seeing Dyslexia Differently” produced by the British Dyslexia Association can be found by clicking here.

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