Dyslexia is an alternative way of thinking — a learning preference — that affects an estimated one in ten New Zealanders, including 70,000 schoolchildren. Understanding dyslexia means noticing what this means for everyday life — at school, home and work. It also means understanding the common signs for dyslexia and how it may present itself. Dyslexia is perhaps best thought of as a continuum of abilities and difficulties rather than a distinct category, as it occurs across a range of intellectual abilities with no clear cut-off points. While reading and writing can be challenging for dyslexic individuals, big picture skills like problem solving, creativity, high level conceptualisation and original insights are often real strengths.
Signs of Dyslexia
Dyslexia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Dyslexia is a common type of learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in the reading and spelling of words. Dyslexia should be recognised as a spectrum disorder, with symptoms ranging from very mild to very severe. In particular, people with dyslexia have difficulties with:. Phonological awareness is thought to be a key skill in early reading and spelling development. It is the ability to identify how words are made up of smaller units of sound, known as phonemes.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia?