What is Dyslexia?

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 people with dyslexia experience? Follow the story of a typical child with dyslexia and find out how he learns to cope.

– Watch a video comic and follow the story of a typical kid with dyslexia
– Perfect for parents and teachers to help explain dyslexia
– Could you have dyslexia?
– Take the quiz to see if you show signs of dyslexia
– Find out ways parents can help at home
– Send your teacher tips on how to help at school

Dyslexia Facts
– 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 inservice 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.
– They are slower at getting their thoughts down in writing. For this reason they can be given 25% extra time to complete national exams.
– Dyslexia can run in families and be passed on in genes.
– Some 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.

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