Dyslexia Tutoring and Assessments in Wimbledon & Merton

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LocalEditorMerton Wed 24-Aug-16 16:44:08

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties

As the mother of a child with dyslexia myself, I know how difficult it can be when you first suspect your child may have a learning difficulty.

At least 1 in 5 students have a specific learning difficulty but many go undetected because neither the student nor the teacher is aware that they have processing difficulties; though it may be evident that there is frustration with learning.

Underlying difficulties which affect learning

The key indicators of Dyslexia include: poor short-term or working verbal memory; slow speed of processing and weak phonological skills (the ability to match sounds to letters and to break words down into segments and then blend them together). Dyslexia exists on a continuum and other difficulties which can cluster around it may include: poor concentration, poor visual memory, difficulties with sequencing ideas, poor organisation and weak fine motor skills.

Click here for the key indicators of dyslexia (SpLD screening checklist for children).

If you have any questions about dyslexia, diagnosis and treatment, please do post them up on this talk thread.

For more information or to arrange a consultation, please get in touch with Anita - Tel. 07916 122 823 or email: anitasawyervasan@gmail.com.

Anita Sawyer Vasan SpLD/dyslexia Specialist Teacher
PGCE, Dip. SpLD/Dyslexia, APC.


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