Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties

proofread sampleDyslexia comes under the umbrella term Specific Learning Difficulties or Differences (SpLD) which may also include Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) covering a wide range and variation in the type of difficulties linked to written language, organisational and time management. Visual and auditory perceptual skills also vary with for example strengths in design and idea generation but perhaps difficulties with co-ordination, hand writing and numeracy. Concentration, memory and study skills may be assisted by both human and technology support with the acquisition of various coping strategies to enhance learning. (Further information from the British Dyslexia Association)

SCIPS – Education Studies and Dyslexia with teaching strategies and a list of very useful  tips plus a page on organisational difficulties.  SCIPS also hgihlights the Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research & Language / Comprehension Difficulties for those who have dyscalculia.  The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) provides a collection of resources on  how people with disabilities use the web.