The term Dyslexia is generally used to define difficulties with:
For adults; difficulties with literacy may be difficult to identify. An adult may be able to read & write with accuracy but be exceptionally slow at carrying out the activity.
Dyslexia does not hinder intellectual or creativity ability.
Dyspraxia – difficulties in carrying out an action. Difficulties with spatial, perceptual, social interaction and organisational skills. Dyspraxia is on the scale with Dyslexia along with other specific learning difficulties.
ADD – difficulties with concentration, focusing attention, time management & organisational skills.
ADHD – physical restlessness & impulsivity in speech & action
Dyscalculia – difficulties understanding relationships between numbers & understanding mathematical concepts. Difficulties can also be reading, writing or copying numbers & doing mental arithmetic along with carrying out calculations.
General Help & Advice about Dyslexia and related SPLD’s contact:
The British Dyslexia Association www.bdadyslexia.org.uk