Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.

What are the signs of dyslexia?

Signs of dyslexia usually become apparent when a child starts school and begins to focus more on learning how to read and write.

A person with dyslexia may:

  • read and write very slowly

  • confuse the order of letters in words

  • put letters the wrong way round (such as writing "b" instead of "d")

  • have poor or inconsistent spelling

  • understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that's written down

  • find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions

  • struggle with planning and organisation

But people with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving.

Read more about the symptoms of dyslexia.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dyslexia/

Support groups

As well as national dyslexia charities such as the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), there are several local dyslexia associations (LDAs).

These are independently registered charities that run workshops and help to provide local support and access to information.

Hawthorn Park Community Primary, Parkside Drive, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, LU5 5QN - Telephone: 01582 863859 

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