Dyslexia Support - Guidance for Staff

Dyslexia is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties which affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling and writing and sometimes numeracy and/or language.

Accompanying weaknesses may be identified in areas of speed of processing, short-term memory, sequencing, auditory and/or visual perception, spoken language and motor skills.

Some dyslexics have outstanding creative skills. Others have strong oral skills, whilst others have no outstanding talents, they all have strengths. Dyslexia occurs despite normal intellectual ability and conventional teaching. It is independent of socio-economic or language background.

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British Dyslexia Association
Study Skills Guide (PDF: 239KB)