What is Dyslexia?
What is Dyslexia?
Watch a video comic and follow the story of a typical child with dyslexia.
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What’s it like having dyslexia? What sort of difficulties do you experience? Follow the story of a typical student with dyslexia and find out how he learns to cope.
Watch a video comic and follow the story of a child with dyslexia.
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- Could you be dyslexic?
- Take the quiz to see if you show signs of dyslexia
- Find out ways parents can help at home
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- Government figures have estimated that one in ten people have dyslexia.
- Recognition of dyslexia and how to help still plays little or no part of teacher training. It is discretionary for schools to provide any in-service training.
- In the last 10 years nearly half a million children have left primary school unable to read and write.
- The test for dyslexia that is demanded by universities and exam boards is given by an educational psychologist. It can take several hours and cost hundreds of pounds.
- Research by Dyslexia Action in 2004 found 52% of prisoners had literacy difficulties and 20% of them had dyslexia.
- Many people with dyslexia have difficulty with memory, especially recalling words or instructions.
- Dyslexia can mean you are slower at getting your thoughts down in writing. For this reason people with dyslexia can be given 25% extra time to complete national exams.
- Dyslexia can run in families and be passed on in genes.
- Some people with dyslexia find it easier to read text that is on a coloured background. Black text on white can seem to glare, making it difficult to focus on the words.
- Visual dyslexia can cause someone to instantly forget what they have just read. When copying they will forget by the time they look back down to their work.
- Dyslexia is often called a specific learning difficulty.