They knew me as the dyslexic kid.

When I was only 7 years old my parents found out that I had dyslexia, immediately they sent me for numerous tests to see the extent to the diagnosis. They were told that I had a 15 mark discrepancy between my verbal and non-verbal IQ. I never understood what was wrong...

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What is it like to have Dysgraphia?

When your child has a Learning Difficulty it is often very difficult for a parent or sibling to understand how a task that is easy for most people is so difficult for the LD child.  Dysgraphia, or difficulty with writing, is often a visual-motor difficulty.  In...

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What is a Learning Disability?

When we learn our brain has to do three things. Firstly it has to receive information through our various senses (perception). It then has to process, or make sense of, the information (cognition/thinking) and then it has to respond to the information (written or...

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What is Dyslexia?

Ask the average ‘man on the street’ about dyslexia and the reply that you will probably get is, “Oh yes, that’s when you muddle up your b’s and d’s.” This simplistic definition has led to people seeing dyslexia as a visual condition, where the dyslexic’s brain is...

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