The word 'dyslexia' is derived from the Greek words 'dys' and 'lexis' and means 'difficulty with words'. The old way of describing it was 'word blindness' - an inability to read letters and numbers in the right order. But that's far from the complete picture. Dyslexic people can experience difficulties with organisation and short term memory.
In addition to problems with reading, spelling and writing, dyslexic people may:
A pre-school child may...
A primary school child may...
A young person aged twelve or more may...
An adult may...
Today dyslexia is viewed as a combination of abilities and difficulties. Dyslexic people often have good problem-solving skills, enhancing creativity and are capable of excelling in the arts, design, architecture and computing.
All dyslexics will have their own individual patterns of what they can do and what they find difficult.
Whilst dyslexia cannot be cured, individuals can be helped to overcome their problems while allowing their abilities to shine.
For further information about dyslexia and other learning difficulties view the following websites:
Dyslexia overlaps with other learning difficulties. For example autism, dyspraxia, ADHD and dyscalculia. To find out more about these learning difficulties follow the links below:
Shropshire Dyslexia Association Helpline:
NB This number is staffed by volunteers. Please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Or use our contact form
At Belle Vue Methodist Church, Belle Vue Rd, Shrewsbury.
On Saturday mornings during term time between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm.
On Thursday evenings between 4.15 and 6.15 pm.