WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia is an unexpected dificulty in dealing with text. It is 'unexpected' beause people notice that no otherwise normal and bright child experiences great difficulty with spelling, writing, reading or math & concentration problems.

Dyslexia affects 10 - 15 per cent of the whole population of children in schools. Only 5 out of 100 dyslexics are recognised and get attention.

 

What is dyslexia?

  • Both a gift and a challenge
  • Something that can be helped
  • A way of thinking that you can control
  • A way of reacting to confusion.
  • Something you can get to the root of.
  • Something to be proud of.

Dyslexics

  • Are usually good at working with pictures.
  • Are usually able to think multi-dimensionally
  • Often excel  in hands on learning.
  • Are usually smart.
  • Are usually clever.
  • Can usually thinks "outside the box"
  • are usually "big picture" thinkers.

Dyslexia is not.

  • Is not a disease.
  • A problem that can't be solved
  • Something you can have to learn lots of tricks to get around.
  • Something to be ashamed of.

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