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Miles Dyslexia Centre: the centre for assessment, support and research

Dyslexia

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties which affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling, writing and sometimes numeracy/language. Find out more...

What are the signs of dyslexia?

A person is dyslexic if he or she has persistent and severe problems with reading and/or writing, for example, if it takes a long time to read a newspaper or book, complete tax or application forms or other materials. Dyslexia can also mean having trouble getting thoughts down on paper and yet having no trouble at all with any other skilled aspect of life. Other characteristics may include short-term memory problems, difficulty with organising, structuring and sequencing and a short attention span. Find out more...