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12 Days of Disability Awareness Day 5: Dyslexia 🌺

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can make reading, writing and spelling quite challenging. Intelligence is not affected.

The cause of dyslexia is unknown however it often will run in a family - particular gene is inherited by your parents may act in a way that can affect the way that parts of the brain develop.

Dyslexia is a very common learning disability; statistics show that around one in every 10 people based in the UK have a form of dyslexia. It is a lifelong disability that can provide a range of challenges however there is a lot of support available to help those with reading, writing and learning difficulties.

Some of the symptoms may include:

- Slow reading and writing

- Confusion of orders of letters

- Placing letters the wrong way round

- Difficulty with spelling

- Struggles with planning and organising

- Difficulty understanding information

Often people who have dyslexia will have strong skills in other areas for example creative thinking of problem solving.

There are many support groups I can help people who have dyslexia such as in school or university. There are also many charities that run workshops and help to provide local support and access to information about dyslexia.

To find out more, visit the NHS webpage on dyslexia!

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