Understanding Dyslexia

Start here. The first step for a parent or teacher to help a child, is to learn the basics of dyslexia and the most common signs.

  • Find out basic facts about dyslexia.
  • There is no shame in dyslexia, it is part of who you are. But how do you explain dyslexia to a child?
  • Quickly find out some of the most common difficulties caused by dyslexia.
  • You can detect the possibility of dyslexia in very young children if you know what to look for.
  • A child with dyslexia will typically exhibit one or more of these signs. Remember that every child is different. It is very rare for a child to have all these difficulties.
  • The main indicator is a relative who is dyslexic or a poor speller.
  • There are many widespread myths about dyslexia such as reading and writing backwards or claims of miraculous cures. Make sure you know the facts.
  • What is the definition of dyslexia? Is dyslexia a medical issue or an educational difficulty?
  • 80% of people with dyslexia show signs of a phonological processing problem but what does a difficulty with phonology mean?
  • Almost half of dyslexics have low RAN but what is it, and why is it assessed when screening for dyslexia?
  • Educational experts, researchers and medical authorities around the world have found little independent scientific evidence to support the use of eye exercises, vision therapy, tinted lenses or filters as a treatment for dyslexia.
  • A simple explanation of words frequently used in education.