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What is dyslexia?

Here is a simple video explaining what dyslexia is.

Video explaining dyslexia made by Understood.

Dyslexia is hereditary

40% - 60%

If one biological parent has dyslexia, their child has a 40-60% chance of having it too. The chances of inheriting dyslexia are even higher if more of your relatives are dyslexic.

10% - 20%

Dyslexia is among the most common neurodevelopmental differences with approximately 10-20% of the population impacted by it.

10% of the population has dyslexia
Dyslexia is a brain difference

Brain difference

Dyslexia and how it relates to brain function are complicated topics. We know there are brain differences between people who have dyslexia and those who don’t. Researchers are still trying to understand the brain relationship with dyslexia.

Diagnosis

If you suspect dyslexia, Dystech provides you with a screening tool that identifies the likelihood of dyslexia.

The next step is to organise an assessment that is often administered by educational psychologists, either at your school or privately.

Conclusion

Dyslexia doesn’t go away, but with evidence based instruction and practice, individuals with dyslexia can improve at reading and succeed like everyone else.