Specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia)

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

 How does it affect my child?

  • Difficulty in reading and spelling compared to other skills and subjects
  • Difficulty in blending and segmenting sounds for reading and spelling
  • Weak short term verbal memory, eg may forget what has just been said
  • Slow processing of spoken and written language
  • May struggle with planning and organisation

Where can I get help for my child?

Start by speaking to your child’s SENCO. There is useful information available online:

What support is there for schools?

Related links

Dyslexia support services in Leicester