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Dyslexia - An Overview

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty, which means that there is a difference between people’s general ability and their skills in specific areas.

People with dyslexia often have marked areas of ability in, for example, visual thinking, imagery and imagination, innovation and 3D design. They often flourish in photography, art, business and engineering, amongst other professions.

Common misunderstandings are that dyslexia is all about reading and writing. In fact, people with dyslexia process information differently, which has an impact on receiving, holding, storing and retrieving information.

Each person will have a unique profile of strengths as well as weaknesses. Poor short term and working memory are a common core.

Particularly challenging activities may be:

Dyslexia Unlocked offers support, training and advice to individuals and organisations to address the challenges faced by people with neuro-diverse conditions in order to unlock skills and abilities.