Dyslexia is a learning difficulty whereby the person who has the condition is unable to read or to spell words correctly. There is no connection whatsoever between dyslexia and a person’s intelligence, indeed a person can be extremely clever yet still suffer from dyslexia. Dyslexia tends to be one of the most common learning difficulties.

Symptoms can range from mild to severe. In the early development of a child’s reading and spelling, the signs are not always obvious. Signs that a child has Dyslexia can include when they stumble over words, have difficulty pronouncing them, have difficulty recalling names and a great difficulty putting numbers in sequence, for example dates and times. They will have a hesitancy with reading, and often try to avoid it if possible. Their writing will be poorly set out, and it will show signs of letter and number reversal for instance the letters ‘d’ and ‘b’ may be written backwards. Once diagnosed there are ways to help with their education

The causes of Dyslexia are still unknown. There is no cure for Dyslexia. It is challenging to both children and adults who have the condition, however most find that they overcome the difficulties that it can cause.