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. Dyslexia is a learning ‘difference’, which means that the brain of a person with dyslexia approaches things in a different way to the brain of a person who is not dyslexic.
According to the European Dyslexia Association
“dyslexia is a difference in acquiring reading, spelling and writing skills, that is neurological in origin. The cognitive difficulties that cause these differences can also affect organisational skills, calculation abilities etc. It may be caused by a combination of difficulties in phonological processing, working memory, rapid naming, sequencing and the automaticity of basic skills”.
A diagnosis of mild, moderate or severe dyslexia indicates the extent of the difficulties one may have.