Dyslexia may be described as struggling with reading,and writing. It is useful to look upon dyslexia as a learning difference. There is no “one size fits all” description as everyone’s dyslexia is unique and may involve a combination of different strengths and weaknesses.

Some of the areas people with dyslexia may struggle with:

  • Reading  – decoding,fluency,comprehension,vocabulary   
  • Writing – structuring and organising written work, penmanship
  • Spelling – remembering spelling rules
  • Maths – reading,information processing,sequencing
  • Sequencing – time,following instructions
  • Organisation – structure of written work,following instructions
  • Working Memory – processing two or more pieces of information at the same time
  • Processing Speed – time required to understand,read,write…….   

People with dyslexia are usually visual and experiential learners.Learning with a multi-sensory approach using all modalities particularly visual and tactile is beneficial. Being given the opportunity to display their abilities orally rather than in written format, may enable higher success with examinations.Many people with dyslexia develop their own strategies to help them learn more and achieve more easily.There are many dylexia – friendly approaches and methods available, the following are just a few ideas:

  • Read TO and WITH your child
  • Discuss and Question what you are reading
  • Creat a personal word bank, include meaning of words
  • Spelling – Look,Cover,Write,Check
  • Use mnemonics, visual techniques ,colour coding
  • Mind-Mapping    

For more information on any of the above please get in touch with Jane Oliver.


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