Over the past few months, I’ve seen a notable increase in the amount of children I provide support to who have dyslexia. This is a neurological condition which can affect a person’s ability to spell, read and write; use their working memory; sequence activities; formulate receptive and expressive language; organise themselves; and process their thoughts.
Around 10% of the UK population is dyslexic, and everyone is affected differently. No two people are the same. I’ve worked a child who had good reading and expressive language skills, and needed visual prompts to retain and recall key parts of the text, due to poor working memory. Whereas another child I’ve worked with had good working memory, and received support with their spelling and receptive language due to delayed thought processing skills.
Many children with dyslexia are dual diagnosed with other neurological conditions, like dyspraxia and autism. With this in mind, it’s imperative…
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