Does your child have trouble reading and writing? If they do, they may have a learning difficulty called dyslexia. 

Dyslexia means that your child might require a different approach to learning or have a bit more time for reading and writing. However, it doesn’t have to get in the way of their success. Learn all about dyslexia below. 

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which causes problems with reading and writing. It may affect up to 15% of the population.

Children are often diagnosed with dyslexia as they begin to read and write. They may confuse letters, put them in the wrong order or the wrong way around, and have difficulty understanding written instructions.

If the problem is not addressed, dyslexic children will struggle to keep up with their peers. However, having dyslexia doesn’t mean you have lower intelligence.

The good news is that these days people are more aware of learning difficulties. There are many ways to help children learn and stop dyslexia from holding them back. 

Take John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Einstein and Walt Disney for example: just a few famous dyslexics who went on to make history.

What we cover in the blog

If you suspect your child may have a learning difficulty, you should review our article on the symptoms of various conditions and also the early signs of dyslexia.

We look at the differences between dyslexia and dyscalculia, another learning difficulty that affects numerical skills.

A delay in learning to talk is a possible sign of dyslexia, however it might be something else. In our article about language delay in toddlers we aim to clear up any confusion.

In the past, dyslexia often went undiagnosed. If you think you might have it, check our resource on handling dyslexia as an adult and our advice about getting a test.

If your child has dyslexia, there’s no need to worry. It’s important to get the help and support your child needs to avoid the frustration and anxiety that can come with dyslexia. We have plenty of tips on how to support your dyslexic child in their education and help them at home.

Dyslexia means that your child might require a different approach to learning or have a bit more time for reading and writing. However, it doesn’t have to get in the way of their success.