Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. 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
HOW IS DYSLEXIA DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would be able to diagnose a child with dyslexia by testing and talking with them. These tests could also help to plan and develop teaching methods best suited for the child.
HOW IS DYSLEXIA TREATED?
Dyslexia is a disorder that cannot be prevented or cured and is present from birth. Modifying or adjusting teaching methods could help dyslexics read and write.
DID YOU KNOW?
Apart from difficulty in reading, a dyslexic child has trouble retaining and recalling information