Dyslexia

A quick guide

The term Dyslexia is generally used to define difficulties with:

  • Short Term Memory
  • Visual Processing Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Phonological Skills
  • Organisational Skills

For adults; difficulties with literacy may be difficult to identify. An adult may be able to read & write with accuracy but be exceptionally slow at carrying out the activity.

Dyslexia does not hinder intellectual or creativity ability.

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia – difficulties in carrying out an action. Difficulties with spatial, perceptual, social interaction and organisational skills. Dyspraxia is on the scale with Dyslexia along with other specific learning difficulties.

Attention Deficit Disorder

ADD – difficulties with concentration, focusing attention, time management & organisational skills.

ADHD – physical restlessness & impulsivity in speech & action

Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia – difficulties understanding relationships between numbers & understanding mathematical concepts. Difficulties can also be reading, writing or copying numbers & doing mental arithmetic along with carrying out calculations.

Recommended books

  • Dyslexia in the Workplace: an Introductory Guide. – Wiley Blacwell (Co Author)
  • Dyslexia: Surviving & Succeeding College (Routledge)
  • Dyslexia: How to Survive & Succeed at Work – Random House (Vermilion)
  • Dyslexia & Employment: A Guide for Assessors, Trainers & Managers – Sylvia Moody & Wiley Blackwell
    Help

General Help & Advice about Dyslexia and related SPLD’s contact:
The British Dyslexia Association www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

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