Children and young people with dyslexia may have difficulties with written language, particularly with regards to reading and spelling.
Signs a young person may have dyslexia
We are experienced in identifying and diagnosing dyslexia in children and young people. There are a number of recurring factors in dyslexia which can appear from a young age, including:
- Speech delays and stuttering
- Mixing up multi-syllabic words and problems speaking in full sentences
- Spelling errors, particularly leaving out vowels, reversing letters and writing phonetically
- Markedly different good and bad days which have no obvious reason
- Confusion with directions, for example, left and right, up and down, in and out
- Difficulties with sequences, for example, days of the week, months of the year or numbers
- A family history of dyslexia or reading difficulties
- Difficulties with working memory
Supporting young people with dyslexia
Our schools and colleges have a comprehensive range of support systems in place for young people with dyslexia. We not only focus on helping students to make academic achievements, but also work closely with them to build their confidence and enjoyment in learning.
Priory support young people with dyslexia through:
- A broad and varied curriculum
- Therapy, if required, which helps young people deal with anger, anxiety and frustration
- Education strategies as individuals with dyslexia may resist conventional teaching methods
- Support with daily living tasks which could be impacted by dyslexia
- Examination access arrangements, helping young people to reach their full academic potential
- Safe, nurturing environments with specialist care staff to support young people
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