What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a difficulty in learning to read and write despite traditional instruction.
It is not due to a lack of intelligence...It is an impairment in the brain's ability to translate images received from the eyes or ears into understandable readable language.

Dyslexics do not have a problem with speaking or understanding speech. Their problems lie with their reading and writing skills, which is why many do not enjoy reading as a pastime. Students commonly have problems with letter and word reversal, transferring information from what is heard to what is seen and vice versa. This often results in students falling behind in their reading and general studies.
Does this remind you of yourself or someone you know?

  • Can't tell right from left.
  • Reluctant to read aloud.
  • Easily distracted.
  • Poor sense of direction.
  • Reads slowly.
  • Seldom reads anything.
  • Can't do two things at once.
  • Uses 'wrong' word by mistake.
    • Can't spell for toffee.
    • Reluctant to write letters.
    • Good at practical tasks.
    • Can't remember messages.
    • Gets phone messages mixed up.
    • Can't repeat lists backwards.
    • Hates filling in forms.
    • Clumsy.

    The problem might be Dyslexia...