The Dyslexia Support Centre

What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a Specific Learning Disability causing difficulty with language skills, particularly reading, writing and spelling. Dyslexia is different than just misspelling words and being slow at English. Dyslexic students struggle to read, write and spell on the same level as their peers even though they may excel in other ways. They may have a history of structured intervention without the desired results.

Around 10% of the population is affected by Dyslexia. Many families can recognise a history of academic failure among their family members because there is a strong hereditary component to dyslexia.

Students with dyslexia can learn to read, but they require a specific type of intervention program provided in a very specific manner.

What goes on in the dyslexic brain?