What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning diversity that hinders an otherwise intelligent person from mastering the written language. 
Contact the Thorpe Dyslexia Centre for help with Dyslexia, call 01255 861 705.
Helping learners in and around Essex and Suffolk.

Types of Dyslexia

There are three main types of dyslexia:
•  Visual
•  Auditory
•  Motor

Visual - also known as Dyseidetic - is a term used for students who have problems with the visual processing of the written word. Visual processing refers to the brain comprehending correctly what the eyes are seeing.

Auditory – also known as Dysphonetic – is a term used for students who have problems with the auditory processing of the sounds of letters and words. Auditory processing refers to the brain comprehending correctly what the ears are hearing.

Motor – also known as Dyspraxic – is a term used for a student who struggles with the physical act of writing. Please note that the term dyspraxic is used for a wide range of motor difficulties.


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What is Dyslexia? Find out more by contacting the 
Thorpe Dyslexia Centre, call 01255 861 705.
Serving adults and children around Essex and Suffolk.

What are the signs of Dyslexia?

Some tasks a dyslexic may experience difficulty with include:

•  Sequencing letters when spelling. Spelling simple words
•  Learning sounds phonetically
•  Hearing the sounds within words
•  Short term memory
•  Matching the sound to its symbol
•  Reading comprehension
•  Writing what they really want to say
•  Reading for pleasure or information (which may be laboured and stressful)
•  They may also demonstrate a significant difference between verbal and written abilities

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