Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects the ability to read, write, and spell. It is a neurological condition that primarily impacts the language processing areas of the brain.
Individuals with dyslexia may struggle with recognising and decoding words, as well as understanding their meaning. This can lead to difficulties in reading fluently and accurately, as well as difficulties with reading comprehension.
Dyslexia is not related to intelligence, as individuals with this condition can possess average or above-average cognitive abilities. It is a lifelong condition that often becomes evident during early childhood. However, with appropriate interventions, such as specialised dyslexia-friendly teaching methods and accommodations, individuals with dyslexia can overcome challenges and thrive academically and personally.
Although we are unable to provide dyslexia assessments in school, we are able to perform a dyslexia profile, which gives an indication of possible dyslexic traits. If you would like to find out more about this, contact the school SENCO via the school office.
The British Dyslexia Association website has some excellent information for parents regarding dyslexia: https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/children