Friday, December 4, 2009


The 3rd of December is the International Day of Disabilities.
Dyslexia is what we term as a hidden disability.Unlike some other disabilities dyslexia is not directly visable.
No two children with dyslexia are exactly alike.They may display different weaknesses and strengths. Dyslexia may be mild, moderate ,severe or profound.
Some dyslexic children may learn to read fairly well but experience difficulties in other activities such as writing,remembering facts,maths etc.They may develop their own strategies for coping with these difficulties in the primary school and their dyslexia may remain hidden. Teachers and parents as a result may not realise the child is dyslexic.It may only be when the child starts secondary school that it becomes apparent that the child has dyslexia, due to the heavier demands of the secondary curriculum placed on them.

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