Frequently Asked Questions



What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling and writing. Accompanying weaknesses may be identified in areas of speed of processing, short-term memory, sequencing and organisation, auditory and or visual perception, spoken language and motor skills. It is particularly related to mastering and using written language, which may include alphabetic, numeric and musical notation. Some children have outstanding creative skills, others have strong oral skills. Some have no outstanding talents. All have strengths. Dyslexia can occur despite normal intellectual ability and teaching. It is independent of socio-economic or language background.



How Do I Know if I am Dyslexic?
  • You may have difficulty reading, writing and spelling

  • You may have problems with your memory

  • You may have difficulty with numeracy

  • You may have difficulty knowing what day of the week it is

  • You may have problemwith your sense of direction



How did I become Dyslexic?

You cannot become dyslexic you are born with it. You have a bigger chance of being dyslexic if someone in your family is dyslexic. Dyslexia is neurologically based and often family member – if your parent, aunt, uncle, brother, or sister is dyslexic, you might be dyslexic. 



Can I get rid of my Dyslexia?

No. It will be with you, your whole life. You just have to learn to cope with it. Technology has helped with doing this. 



Does my Dyslexia stop me from doing things I enjoy?

No. You can still do all the things you enjoy. It might just take you a little bit longer and a bit more effort depending on what you enjoy. 

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