A guide to dyslexia


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Abstract

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that is often referred to as a hidden disability. While it is predominately manifested in literacy difficulties, it is much more than just a difficulty with reading – affecting mathematics, memory and organisation, with significant impact on self–esteem and confidence. Dyslexia cannot be cured but, with the correct help and support, the difficulties that it can cause can be overcome. It affects anyone of any age and background to varying degrees. This article provides a general overview of what dyslexia is and how individuals with this hidden disability can be supported within an educational or workplace setting.

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