Mindroom - Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia Information
Dyslexia is characterised by specific problems in learning to read and write.
It is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling, writing.
Dyscalcula - problems with mathematics
Dysgraphia - a learning disability resulting from the difficulty in expressing thoughts in writing. It generally refers to extremely poor handwriting.
There are three types of dyslexia– motor, visual, auditory
- Poor working memory – especially for sequenced, auditory – linguistic material
- Difficulties with phonology – the sounds in words.
- Problems in distinguishing left/right
- Poor sense of direction
- Difficulties with time and tense
- Visual and auditory perceptual difficulties
- Unexpectedly poor reading in relation to general ability
- Spelling problems
- Difficulty remembering telephone numbers and appointments
- Bad handwriting
- Difficulty learning things by rote e.g. months of the year
- Poor concentration