Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Difficulty
Which may initially show itself by difficulty in learning to read and by erratic spelling.
A dyslexic person may have problems with ….
The sequencing of numbers or letters.
Confusion of left and Right.
From an early age they may exhibit the tendencies to forget the names of everyday objects, have difficulty in dressing, unable to copy a simple rhythm. Going onto confusing letters such as b and d, taking longer (and working harder) to produce even the simplest of written work.
In later stages (teenage) still needs to have instructions repeated, has difficulty with planning what they are going to do.
Adult dyslexics will have learnt some of their own methods for coping with their problems, relying on the product packaging being the same and the product being available on the same shelf in the supermarket, not completing a withdrawal slip at the bank but asking for the amount verbally.
Can they be helped? The answer is YES
Early diagnosis and specialist teaching which will help to boost the child’s moral and self-esteem making it easier to accept the difficulty.
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