Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which also includes Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD).
Symptoms usually associated with Dyslexia include but are not limited to:
- read and write very slowly
- confuse the order of letters in words
- put letters the wrong way around (such as writing "b" instead of "d")
- have poor or inconsistent spelling
- understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that's written down
- find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions
- struggle with planning and organisation
But people with dyslexia often have strong skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving.