If you are a parent of a dyslexic child, you may have noticed a mismatch between his/her general intelligence and:
Dyslexia may well be the cause of these issues.
You may sense that self esteem is low. Your child may be becoming fretful and withdrawn, and the school reading book or homework may be the catalyst for tears or tantrums. Your child may be being bullied because of their differences. Dyslexia can be behind reluctance to attend school, behavioural problems in class, and even exclusion.
Adults with dyslexia face many of the same issues:
They too may find they miss out syllables due to a difficulty with sequencing sounds within words.
Poor comprehension skills may also be a feature. It may seem daunting to tackle these, but by working on these issues together in one-to-one sessions the resulting improvement will make life easier.