FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia. Dyslexia exists in all cultures and across the range of abilities and backgrounds, Dyslexia often runs in the family. There is no ‘cure’ but lots of practical things can help overcome some of the barriers it presents....

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE INDICATORS OF DYSLEXIA IN CHILDREN

THE EARLY PRIMARY SCHOOL SIGNS: AGES 5-7 YEARS. If a pupil, between 5-7 years of age, displays any of the following characteristics, the teacher should intervene. The presence of a number of these characteristics or those on the previous checklist for 3-5 year olds...

WHAT ARE THE STRENGTHS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSLEXIA?

Good at problem solving, many people with dyslexia are known for having sudden leaps of insight that solve problems with an unorthodox approach. Capable of thinking outside the box Seeing ‘the whole picture’ Have the ability to see how things connect to form complex...

WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES ASSOCIATED WITH DYSLEXIA?

Oral language skills and reading fluency Difficulties with spelling and writing Problems with reading, taking notes, remembering numbers, names and details. Number skills Difficulty with time keeping, time management Organising work or managing projects Short-term...

HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Play lots of rhyme and word games. This way you are practicing sound manipulation. Reading aloud will activate more of the brain than silent reading so have your child read aloud even if they are older. Unison reading (reading the same thing at the same time) is a...

ABOUT DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. Raising a child with dyslexia is a journey. As you move through it,...

OTHER ISSUES THAT CAN CO-OCCUR WITH DYSLEXIA

Many kids have more than one learning and attention issue. There are a number of issues that often co-occur with dyslexia. There are also issues that have symptoms that can look like dyslexia symptoms. That’s why testing for dyslexia should be part of a full...

HOW DYSLEXIA IS DIAGNOSED

The only way to know for sure if your child has dyslexia is to have them fully evaluated, either at school or privately. School evaluations are free. Having a diagnosis (schools call it an identification) can allow your child to get supports and services at school....

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