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What is Dyslexia?

The word 'dyslexia' comes from the Greek and means 'difficulty with words'.

Definition: Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills.

It is likely to be present at birth and to be lifelong in its effects. It is characterised by difficulties with phonological processing, rapid naming, working memory, processing speed, and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual's other cognitive abilities.

It tends to be resistant to conventional teaching methods, but its effects can be mitigated by appropriately specific intervention, including the application of information technology and supportive counselling.

(British Dyslexia Association Definition)

Further Information about dyslexia is available from Dyslexia House Association.

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