What is Dyslexia?

DefinitionListen

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills, but can also affect memory and organisational skills. Around ten percent of the UK population are believed to be dyslexic. Listen It is a neurological condition, which although is genetic, is not guaranteed to be passed down. It is a lifelong condition ranging from mild to severe. Each individual experiences dyslexia differently, although there are clustered indicators of the condition.Listen

DiagnosisListen

A full and accurate diagnosis of dyslexia can only be achieved by a psychologist or appropriately qualified specialist.Listen If you believe you, or someone you know may have dyslexia, it might be worth taking an online screening to ascertain whether a full assessment is required. There are adult checklists and screening tools for children that might be useful.Listen

If you are a parent/carer and suspect your child may have dyslexia, speak to a teacher or the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) at your child’s school.Listen

Adult Dyslexia GroupListen

Adult Dyslexia Group is a self-help group who share experiences and learn from each other. They meet monthly at St. James’s church, Piccadilly.Listen

Click the button below to see our next upcoming meetings.Listen

The Autism HubListen

Are you living in the London Borough of Havering? Are you or a family member on the ASD spectrum?Listen The Autism Hub, run by the Sycamore Trust, helps bring people together through parent support groups, family activities youth clubs, befriending projects, and more. ListenFor more information visit their website or call them on 01708 749 816.Listen

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