What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a condition where an individual of normal intelligence experiences a developmental condition that causes learning difficulties and problems with reading, spelling, writing and on occasion, mathematics. In the past sufferers had been labelled stupid or lazy, but dyslexia is not a sign of low intelligence. It is usually diagnosed in childhood when writing and reading skills do not develop in-line with the level of intelligence, but it’s a good idea to point out that individuals of all academic abilities may suffer from dyslexia.

The word “dyslexia” is of Greek origin and translated means “difficulty with words”. Around ten percent of the UK population is affected by dyslexia, and it’s estimated that boys out number girls with the condition four to one. Early recognition of the condition can help enormously as tailored educational and therapeutic methods can help the individual enjoy greater success in life and career. Genetic factors may also have a role to play as dyslexia can usually be traced back through the family line. Although there is no clear inheritance pattern, three common genes associated with dyslexia were identified in 1998.

Difficulties caused by dyslexia may include:

  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Putting letters and numbers the wrong way round
  • Slow writing and reading
  • Erratic spelling
  • Difficulty understanding due to misreading of words
  • Problems with sequences ( writing the alphabet)

If you would like to know how hypnotherapy could help you with your dyslexia, then simply book your free initial consultation today. I look forward to meeting you.

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