Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects how people read, write, and spell. It's not caused by a lack of intelligence or effort. People with dyslexia can be very smart and talented.
Learn more about the "early signs of dyslexia".
True, dyslexia is considered a learning disability because it affects a person's ability to learn in a specific area: reading, writing, and spelling. In the U.K it is recognised as a disability, protected by the 2010 equality act.
The exact cause of dyslexia is unknown, but it's thought to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Explain to a child what dyslexia is, by using these 10 minute activities: "Understanding Dyslexia".
A team of professionals, including a psychologist, speech-language pathologist, and educator, can diagnose dyslexia. They'll assess the person's reading, writing, and spelling skills, as well as their overall cognitive abilities.
Learn more see, "Formal Dyslexia Assessments".
There is no cure for dyslexia, but there are treatments that can help people manage it. These include:
If you think you or your child has dyslexia, talk to your doctor or teacher. They can help you get the support you need.
Learn practical tips and advice to get dyslexia support, "Get Help".
The Future of Dyslexia Research
Researchers are working to better understand dyslexia and develop new treatments and educational programs.
Try these 10 minute activities to help a dyslexic child, "Build Confidence".
Get jargon free tips and advice to help your dyslexic child at home and in school.
The Dyslexia Show