It is thought that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia and many of these people are unaware that there is a reason for their struggles. Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty.
"Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling."
(Rose Review, Department of Education 2009).
Dyslexia can affect people from any background or walk of life, regardless of their intellectual ability.
Dyslexia affects people in different ways and no two people have exactly the same symptoms or level of severity of dyslexia. Each individual with dyslexia will have different strengths and weaknesses.
Learners with dyslexia may have problems with short term memory, spelling, writing, rapid naming (objects, colours, letters or numbers), distinguishing sounds in words or concentrating.
Dyslexia may occurs along side other difficulties such as ASD, ADHD and dyspraxia.