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About Dyslexia - What is it?

 Often dyslexic people are bright and articulate, often with above average intelligence which makes it all the more frustrating for them when they can't read well or get their words down on paper. Some children give up, and believe that they are 'stupid', losing all confidence in their abilities, whilst others can become easily distracted or disruptive. 

Research suggests that up to 20% of the population may experience some degree of dyslexia. This is often hereditary. Problems experienced by those who have reading and spelling difficulties are very real and often distressing. Children can become withdrawn from their peer group believing that they are different, and on occasion it can lead to bullying. 

Parents become concerned by their child's slow progress in reading and spelling, but it often takes years before a diagnosis is made. We now offer a full diagnosis service in addition to our screening and tuition, please see our assessments page. 

The cause of Dyslexia has been a topic of research for many years, it is not believed to be a neurological condition, more a lack of connection between the verbal and written word. Multisensory learning has been proven as the way to address these connections and to re-train the brain to recognise and connect letters, patterns & links where appropriate. 

The word dyslexia comes from the Greek "dys-" meaning difficulty with and the word "lexia" meaning words or language.