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

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.

Accompanying weaknesses may be identified in areas of speed of processing, short-term memory, sequencing, auditory perception, visual perception, spoken language and fine or gross motor skills.

Some dyslexic people have outstanding creative skills, others have strong oral skills. Whilst others have no outstanding talents, they can still have dyslexia.

Dyslexia occurs despite normal intellectual ability and conventional teaching. It is independent of socio-economic or language background.

More information about dyslexia can be obtained by contacting the Miles Dyslexia Centre.

If you as an adult, or your child, suspect you are dyslexic, see What are the signs of dyslexia? as a guide to test yourself.

The Unit offers assessment for the general public, and assessment and support service for Bangor University students.