What is Dyslexia?

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

 

The word 'dyslexia' comes from the Greek and means 'difficulty with words'. It is a life long, usually genetic, inherited condition and affects around 10% of the population.

 

Dyslexia occurs in people of all races, backgrounds and abilities, and varies from person to person: no two people will have the same set of strengths and weaknesses. It is really about information processing: dyslexic people may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear. This can affect learning and the acquisition of literacy skills.

 

Often dyslexic people often have strong visual, creative and problem solving skills and are prominent among entrepreneurs, inventors, architects, engineers and in the arts and entertainment world. Many famous and successful people are dyslexic.