This week is ‘Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020’.
5 Facts about Dyslexia
– Dyslexia affects between 10 – 20% of people.
– Dyslexia is not related to intelligence.
– There is no single type of dyslexia. It is unique for every person.
– Early identification is important.
– There are lots of different strategies which can be used to support people with dyslexia.
What is Dyslexia?
– It’s a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.
– Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn’t affected.
– It’s estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.
– Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.
What are the signs of Dyslexia?
Signs of dyslexia usually become apparent when a child starts school and begins to focus more on learning how to read and write.
A person with dyslexia may:
– read and write very slowly
– confuse the order of letters in words
– put letters the wrong way round (such as writing “b” instead of “d”)
– have poor or inconsistent spelling
– understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that’s written down
– find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions
– struggle with planning and organisation
But people with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving.
If you have any concerns regarding your child, please speak to their class teacher or email email@example.com
To mark the week, Nessy are offering a free course for teachers, parents and anyone who would like to find out more information about dyslexia. To find out more, click here to add the ‘Understanding Dyslexia’ course to your cart. Then use the code ‘TEACHME’ to receive the course for free.
To read the ebook ‘What I Need’, aimed at supporting children with dyslexia, click here.