It takes all kinds of minds – Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a neurodevelopmental condition, which means that it is part of the make-up of the brain. It’s the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties.

Dyslexia is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect reading, writing and/or spelling. It is often a result of not being able to sort out the sounds that make up words. Some people with dyslexia have associated difficulties with processing information, short term memory and organisation.

Similar conditions

Dyscalculia is a condition which causes specific difficulties in maths. Those affected have particular difficulties in learning basic arithmetic facts, performing calculations and estimating amounts. Dysgraphia is a condition which causes difficulty with handwriting, affecting the ability to write fluently. It is more than an untidiness in writing and can worsen when under time pressure.

Dyslexia can co-exist with any of the other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Meet Daniel, he is…

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A visual thinker

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Sociable and a good talker

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Often highly creative

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Able to achieve impressive results


But Daniel can’t always make sense of letters and words.

Daniel and his family wanted to help others understand how he experiences dyslexia and how he overcomes its challenges.

Find out more about how to support a child or young person with dyslexia, their strengths and their challenges.

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