Dyslexia – What is it?
The word ‘dyslexia’ comes from the Greek and means ‘difficulty with words’.
It is a lifelong, 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.
Dyslexia occurs independently of intelligence.
Dyslexia 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.
On the plus side, 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.
Dyslexia and Alternative Assessment Arrangements
Pupils who have been screened for dyslexia will be entitled to Alternative Assessment Arrangements (AAA). Click here for further information on AAA.
Dyslexia resources for Pupils and Parents: