Many people with Dyslexia have enormous strengths in areas that don’t need formal literacy skills
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Can you read East Lothian's definition of Dyslexia ? Dyslexia is evident when accurate and fluent word reading and/or spelling develops very incompletely or with great difficulty.
Here it is again… Dyslexia is evident when accurate and fluent word reading and/or spelling develops very incompletely or with great difficulty. British Psychological Association, 1999
There are 3 aspects to deciding whether a child has dyslexic difficulties:
The child is not fluent or accurate when reading and spelling.
The child has had appropriate opportunities to learn.
The child still has difficulties in reading and spelling even if he or she has put in much additional effort and has had a lot of support.
Dyslexia Between 2 and 5 pupils in every class will have some dyslexic type difficulties, ranging from mild to severe.
Effective learning and teaching If those with a milder form of Dyslexia are identified early and given the opportunity to learn the way they learn best, they may cease to experience difficulties in learning.
There will then be far fewer individuals who require intensive specific support.
Children can be taught the strategies and skills they need to maintain positive self image and academic success.
What is good for the dyslexic learner is good for everyone.
Support offered by Dyslexia Support Service, 2005/06 Touch-typing Mind Mapping Presentation skills Word Processing Tips Digital voice recorders Electronic word banks Alphasmart/Neo Computer programmes to aid writing and spelling Reciprocal Reading / Philosophy for Children Memory skills Transition Study skills
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, then we must teach the way the child learns.
What now? See your child’s class teacher if you are wondering about Dyslexia. S/he may decide to talk with other professionals, including those in the Dyslexia Support Service. Pick up a leaflet.