The British Dyslexia Association gives the following definition … ‘Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities. It is best thought of as a continuum, not a distinct category, and there are no clear cut-offs.’
It goes on to say… ‘a good indication of the severity and persistence of dyslexic difficulties can be gained by examining how the individual responds or has responded to well-founded intervention.’ (www.bdadyslexia.org.uk)
Dyslexia is no longer regarded as a distinct category – it is a continuum, so it is now possible for a child who may have previously been classed as ‘mildly dyslexic’, to be involved in an intervention (eg. a progressive phonics programme) and then no longer present with difficulties which would register as ‘dyslexic’.
Here at Educational MOT, we pride ourselves on our ability to match the most suitable literacy intervention to your child’s needs. Whether your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia, exhibits dyslexic-type difficulties or is simply in need of some catch-up, we provide tailored tutoring sessions to boost your child’s literacy. Designed to be progressive, motivating and fun, these sessions provide quick results!