Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty related to mastering and using written language. Learners with dyslexia typically have difficulties in reading, writing and spelling. Dyslexia is neurobiological in origin, meaning that the systems in the brain used for reading differ for typical readers and readers with dyslexia. It is often unexpected when compared with a person's general ability and is not due to lack of intelligence or lack of opportunity to learn.
Specialist teaching can help those affected by dyslexia to overcome their difficulties by providing strategies and alternative learning methods.
The following websites provide more information:
The British Dyslexia Association: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk
Dyslexia Action: www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk
International Dyslexia Association: www.interdys.org