Dyslexia is a Greek word and translated means dys (dysfunction) and lexia (with the lexicon) i.e. difficulty with words. However, this does not fully explain the difficulties people with dyslexia experience. Other difficulties may include listening, verbalising ideas, short term memory, organisation and number difficulties.
The word also does not express the many strengths and abilities also associated with dyslexia. Indeed, dyslexia may be described as a combination of strengths and difficulties which affect a person's learning development in a number of ways.
Please contact the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) for more detailed information (http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/)
These strengths include the following:
Some of the difficulties a person with dyslexia may experience include some, but not all of the following:
|reading||short term memory||spelling|
|speed of processing||motor skills||writing organisation|
Please read the leaflet How can I tell if I'm dyslexic? and then contact Learner Development, if appropriate, to book a Dyslexia Screening Appointment. Please note, you must be an enrolled student at MMU to book a screening appointment.
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