What is dyslexia?

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What do we mean by 'dyslexia'?

Dyslexia literally means 'difficulty with words' (from the Greek dys, meaning difficulty and lexis, meaning word).

Dyslexia is defined as a difficulty in processing language-based information. Short-term memory, concentration and co-ordination may also be affected.

There are sometimes links to other learning difficulties like dyscalculia (difficulty with numbers and mathematics) and dyspraxia (difficulty in performing deliberate actions).

Dyslexia Scotland 2007

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