Literacy Difficulties/ Dyslexia

Dyslexia is evident when accurate and fluent word reading and/or spelling develops very incompletely or with great difficulty. This focuses on literacy learning at the ‘word level’ and implies that the problem is severe and persistent despite appropriate learning opportunities.

The Authority also recognises that there may be associated difficulties

  • Reading comprehension
  • Phonological awareness
  • Processing: auditory and/or visual processing of language-based information
  • Short-term and working memory
  • Organisational skills and motor skills
  • Maths
  • Emotional and behavioural difficulties

Support and assessment begin in the classroom. Class teachers and Support for Learning teachers have resources and training to identify this learning difference and to put appropriate support strategies in place.

If you have concerns or questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher via the school office.