Did you know that Dyslexia (also called a Specific Learning Difficulty or SpLD)
- affects about 1 in 10 people?
- occurs in all groups regardless of age, gender, race or income?
- can cause difficulty with reading, writing, spelling, organisation and short term memory?
- cannot be ‘cured’ but coping strategies can be taught?
- can run in families?
- can produce talents such as creative arts, computing, science and engineering?
Dyslexics rarely show all the telltale signs. Some common ones are:
- late to talk
- difficulty learning nursery rhymes
- enjoys stories but little interest in words or letters
- co-ordination difficulties e.g. getting dressed
Primary school age
- seems bright but does less well than expected
- difficulties with reading, writing and spelling
- reverses written letters and/or numbers
- difficulty recalling sequences such as instructions, days of week, times tables
- appears inattentive/careless
- poor self-image
Secondary school age
- still reads slowly and/or inaccurately
- problems with spelling, hand writing, copying from the board
- patchy performance – ‘good’ and ‘bad’ days
- confuses dates/places/times
- may have areas of strength e.g. maths, art, sport, music
- difficulties filling in forms, writing cheques
- mistakes made dialling phone numbers and recalling PIN numbers
- dates and times mixed up
- difficulty following detailed instruction
More information about CDA?
Phone: 0333 111 00 66 (evenings and weekends until 9pm)
Registered Charity No. 289947 (A member of the British Dyslexia Association)