What is Dyslexia?

We hope you find this animation by the British Dyslexia Association informative and that it sheds light on the real challenges people with dyslexia face whilst acknowledging their strengths and potential.
 
 
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Nanpean Community Primary School prides itself on being an Inclusive School. We strive to create an inclusive learning environment and provide resources that enable all our learners to access the Curriculum; celebrating our individual strengths and differences.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difference that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Dyslexia can also be linked with difficulties with short-term memory, mathematical ability, personal organisation, motor co-ordination and the ability to be able to put things in order.

Dyslexia is caused by differences in the language areas of the brain. This affects how information is acquired, processed and understood. With the right support, pupils can learn to embrace this specific learning difference and for it never to become a barrier to their achievement and success.

Current Definition of Dyslexia:

“Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across a wide range of intellectual abilities. It is best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, as there are no clear cut off point.

(Sir Jim Rose, 2009)