Dyslexia is a fairly common condition affecting approximately 10 per cent of the population. Unfortunately many children may not be diagnosed until Grade 3 or 4, which makes their early years in school difficult and affects their self-confidence.
Dyslexia is caused by differences in the ways the brain works and is not related to IQ, in fact, many dyslexics are highly intelligent and creative.
If you or your child’s teacher suspect your child may have dyslexia, it is important to obtain a professional assessment for dyslexia as early as possible to ensure your child is supported with appropriate strategies.
An early diagnosis means children with dyslexia will be more likely to avoid the self-confidence issues that they often develop in the classroom.
Click here to find out more about the common symptoms of dyslexia.