Living with Dyslexia

Welcome to the Living with Dyslexia website. We hope to clear up grey area concerning what the word dyslexia actually means. It's important to grasp that there are two different ways in which the word dyslexia is actually used. One is the literal sense: 'Dys' means wrong, while 'lexia' means applying to letters and words, so in this sense, anyone with an issue with reading has dyslexia. The second, broader use is where dyslexia refers to a variety of symptoms that includes problems with reading, spelling and writing, as well as other problems with hearing, memory or coordination.

The meaning of dyslexia is dependent on the context in which the term is being used. Contact our experts on Living with Dyslexia for further information.

PLEASE NOTE:

This website has nothing to do with the old British Dyslexic Association website.

For more information regarding British Dyslexic Association please contact them directly on 0118 966 827, or via helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Welcome to the Living with Dyslexia website

Dyslexia

Welcome to the Living with Dyslexia website. We are here to provide you with all the resources you might desire regarding Living with Dyslexia. The classic symptoms of dyslexia are problems with reading and writing. Often numbers and letters are written out of sequence or backwards. This makes spelling and mathematics extremely difficult. Dyslexics may also have problems writing due to poor eye to hand coordination, and may have trouble with remembering concepts or instructions, understanding visual cues, or coping with emotional problems. When someone thinks that they or their child might be exhibiting the symptoms of dyslexia, they should complete a dyslexia assessment so that medical professionals can decide if signs of dyslexia are actually present. Once it is diagnosed they can begin treatment, which is designed to help sufferers learn and perform tasks easier, such as communicating with peers, finishing homework, and develop their visual and motor skills.

If you are an adult with reading or learning problems, you probably have dyslexia. Nowadays you can take an online dyslexia test for adults to find out if you are showing symptoms of dyslexia. Common symptoms include reading and spelling difficulty, problems recognizing right and left, and issues with numbers and sequence. These symptoms can be managed if you act and address the problem. If you choose to hide these symptoms it will just lead to more frustration. Knowing what you have will help you determine appropriate treatment. Please get in touch with us if you wish to know more about Living with Dyslexia.