Support with Dyslexia
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that mainly causes problems with reading, writing and spelling.
It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.
Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.
It's estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.
In school, we use the GL Assessment tool to screen for dyslexia if we have reason to believe there is a need to be screened. This is not a diagnostic tool.
The following websites have some useful information for parents of children with dyslexia.