"Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling".
Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.
Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.
It is best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, and there are no clear cut-off points.
Co-occurring difficulties may be seen in aspects of language, motor co-ordination, mental calculation, concentration and personal organisation, but these are not, by themselves, markers of dyslexia.
A good indication of the severity and persistence of dyslexic difficulties can be gained by examining how the individual responds or has responded to well-founded intervention.
DOES NDN ONLY HELP PEOPLE WITH DYSLEXIA?
No. People seek help to achieve their goals for many different reasons.
People may be finding reading, spelling and maths difficult for many different reasons too.
Our specialist teachers and assessors use a combination of getting to know new clients, their circumstances and getting to know their strengths and the root causes of their difficulties so that they can design a plan to suit their personal learning needs.
Every deserves to achieve their goals and not everyone finds it ease to do on their own. We can help.
DO YOU THINK YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER MIGHT BE DYSLEXIC?
We would recommend that you contact one of our learning centres and arrange an advice session.
In the meantime, we recommend that you take a look at our Indicators for Dyslexia listed below.
Signs of Dyslexia - Ages 7 to 11 YEAR OLD
Seems bright in some ways but unexpectedly struggles in others.
Signs of Dyslexia - Ages 12 to adult
Many older children and adults will remember having similar difficulties to those listed in the earlier paragraph. Some may still apply, whilst additional issues for older children through to adulthood might include:
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that primarily affects the ability to learn to read and spell.
It often runs in families and stems from a difficulty in processing the sounds in words.
11 LEARNING CENTRES ACROSS THE UK
0800 612 6518
Non Profitable Organisation - Company Number: 10889859