Meridian Primary School

Old Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY Tel: 020 8858 3572

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with Designated Special Provision for Deaf Children

Dyslexia Awareness

 

 

(BDA) The word 'dyslexia' comes from the Greek and means 'difficulty with words'.

 

 

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills.

 

It is characterised by difficulties with phonological processing (knowing letter sounds and speed of processing), memory, and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual’s other cognitive abilities (brain-based skills and mental processes that are needed to carry out any task).

 

 

 

Possible difficulties:

    Reading hesitantly

    Misreading, making understanding difficult

    Difficulty with sequences, e.g. getting dates in order

    Poor organisation or time management

    Difficulty organising thoughts clearly

    Erratic spelling.

 

Possible strengths:

 

    Innovative thinkers

    Excellent trouble shooters

    Intuitive problem solving

    Creative in many different ways

    Lateral thinkers

 

Our good practice at Meridian was recognised in July 2013 when we were awarded the Dyslexia Friendly Mark. We are committed to promoting an inclusive environment where ALL children are able to succeed.

Learning Styles Further help

What is dyslexia?

Definition

Difficulties and Strengths