What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based difficulty in children, who despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities.


“Dyslexia” is a medical term while

“Specific Learning Disability” (or Difficulty) is an educational one.

(The European Dyslexia Association 1994)

Dyslexia can be described as a continuum of difficulties in learning to read, write and/or spell, which persist despite the provision of appropriate learning opportunities.