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Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which affects a child’s ability to read and spell words. Dyslexia can range in severity with particular difficulties remembering verbal instructions, understanding, reading and processing verbal information.
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 people have dyslexia.
As dyslexia ranges significantly in severity, and how it affects a child’s learning, the support required by a child with dyslexia will vary significantly. What is important, however, is that support is given. If your child seems to have difficulties understanding and processing verbal information, special educational needs (SEN) advice should be sought.
Dyslexia is typically supported with modified equipment, re-formatted learning aids and teaching strategies which are readily available to schools and teachers.
In our experience, children with dyslexia will be supported with SEN additional support to start with. Often, this is sufficient but occasionally the impact of dyslexia is so severe that an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) is necessary.
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