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Understanding the condition


Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that causes difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. It is a lifelong condition. It does not affect a child’s intelligence.  

The cause of dyslexia is unknown, but it is thought to be hereditary.

Associated conditions


No child with dyslexia is the same, they may experience one or more of the following, others will experience no other associated conditions.

  •  Dyscalculia  - Difficulties with numbers

  • Short term memory difficulties

  •  ADHD 

  • Short attention span and difficulties concentrating

  • Difficulties with physical co-ordination ( Dyspraxia )

  • Difficulties with time keeping and management, and organisational skills.

Challenges faced by students


 Children with dyslexia often have really good creative and problem-solving skills, however they may experience:

  • Reading and writing difficulties, particularly in pace.

  • Spelling difficulties, often in the order of words so spelling may not be consistent. They may put letters the wrong way round such as “b” and “d”

  • An ability to understanding information when told verbally but difficulties with written information.

  • Difficulties in planning and organising.

  • Difficult to follow a sequence of instructions or directions.