Recent research has proved that dyslexia is a difference in the way the brain works:
Indicators of dyslexia (Early Years)
Indicators of dyslexia (Primary)
Skills and Communication
Avoids work, e.g looking for books, tidying up, going to the toilet.
Often forgets homework.
Lacks self confidence or has low self-esteem
Appears to daydream.
Finds it hard to focus.
Is the class joker or is disruptive or withdrawn.
Is often exhausted after school.
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. 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.
Yes, dyslexia is “genetic.” And if you have one child with dyslexia, your other children are more likely to have it. Looking for signs of early reading problems can allow you to intervene as soon as possible. Having good reading instruction makes a big difference in reading success.
Dyslexia can be a disability under the Equality Act 2010. A disability under the Equality Act 2010 is a physical or mental impairment that affects a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
The exact cause of dyslexia is unknown, but it often appears to run in families. It’s thought certain genes inherited from your parents may act together in a way that affects how some parts of the brain develop during early life.
THE READING DOCTOR