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Dyslexia, A Specific Reading Disorder

Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder. It cannot be diagnosed before the age of 8, although the difficulties appear the most when the child starts learning to read. A speech and language therapy plan will target the needs of the  child as soon as the difficulties emerge, in order to start the intervention process.

Scientists agreed on the neurobiological origin: the brain of the child who has dyslexia does not function in the same way as a child who does not have the disorder.


  • highly creative & talented
  • artistic ability, musical gifted
  • good spatial knowledge
  • picture thinker
  • athletic

Challenges in:

  • reading accurately
  • reading comprehension
  • spelling & writing
  • memory
  • attention

Dyslexia is not a lack of:

  • Intelligence
  • Vision
  • Willingness

Having dyslexia does not prevent success in life…  Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Leonard de Vinci