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What is dyslexia?


Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that can affect reading, writing and spelling.  People with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creativity and problem solving skills.

A person with dyslexia may:

  • read and write slower than others
  • confuse the order of letters in words
  • have poor or inconsistent spelling
  • find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions
  • put letters the wrong way round (b instead of d)
  • be reliant on finger counting
  • struggle with planning and organisation
  • difficulty remembering numbers
  • leave sentences or words incomplete
  • have difficulty putting thoughts into words
  • have issues with handwriting
  • struggle gripping a pen or pencil