What is Dyslexia?

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. These difficulties often do not reflect an individual's cognitive abilities and may not be typical of performance in other areas.

The impact of dyslexia as a barrier to learning varies in degree according to the learning and teaching environment, as there are often associated difficulties such as:

  •  auditory and /or visual processing of language-based information
  •  phonological awareness
  •  oral language skills and reading fluency
  •  short-term and working memory
  •  sequencing and directionality
  •  number skills
  •  organisational ability

Dyslexia exists in all cultures and across the range of abilities and socio-economic backgrounds. It is a hereditary, life-long, neurodevelopmental condition.

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How can we help

Learners with dyslexia will benefit from early identification, appropriate intervention and targeted effective teaching, enabling them to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

We offer a service for people with learning difficulties that can provide general day to day support and advice.
We also run adult education classes throughout Argyll and Bute. These can help to improve reading, writing and number skills.

Further information

Dyslexia Scotland

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