Dyslexia – difficulty with the written word – affects up to 10 % of the population regardless of culture, class or gender.

The children in your class with dyslexia may appear to be slow when in fact they are not. What happens is that their abilities are masked by their difficulties with written, and sometimes also with oral, language.

Symptoms of dyslexia – difficulties with reading, spelling and writing – occur in about 85 % of all learning difficulties (Cramer & Ellis).

It is widely recognised that whilst some children will show some traits of dyslexia in varying degrees, up to five per cent will display a cluster of severe problems with the written language which we shall discuss in Section 2.

Testimonials from people taking this course

‘We enjoyed completing the activities together and found that the open-ended questions were especially effective because they led to many discussions and as a result a deeper understanding.’

‘Working in pairs made it possible to practise the various assessments strategies that were presented and will surely help us remember when we are in the classroom.’



European Dyslexia Association


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