Identifying dyslexia

What are the traits of dyslexia?

One of the most common questions I’m asked day to day is “What are the symptoms of dyslexia?” or “How can I tell if my child has dyslexia?” I prefer to call them traits of dyslexia, as opposed to ‘symptoms’ because dyslexia is not a disease. Traits of dyslexia are different for each person because no one person with dyslexia will be exactly like another. The traits of dyslexia can …

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Choosing someone to assess your child for Dyslexia

If you’ve been concerned about your child’s reading or school achievement, you’ve probably spent nights and weekends trolling the internet, trying to make sense of the wealth of information that’s out there looking for the right help. Your gut has probably been telling you something is not quite right with your child’s school success, and now you think it’s time to investigate further. If you’re like most of the parents …

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How to identify working memory difficulties

If you know a child who only completes one or two instructions, never seems to be able to get started or complete a task, and can be (let’s be honest) more than a little frustrating with their ‘forgetfulness’, it may be a problem with working memory. Working memory is the ability to hold information in the mind while performing a task with it. It is often described as the brain’s …

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Not sure what dyslexia is?

Not sure what dyslexia is? Here are some short clips to help you better understand what it means to have dyslexia, and how it can affect people of different ages. What is dyslexia? What is school like when you have dyslexia? What is it like for older learners? What are the strengths of dyslexia? What can we do to help people with dyslexia?