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