Questions and Answers about Dyslexia, Dyxpraxia and ADHD/ADD

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Q: How does someone know if they are dyslexic?
A: There are a number of common indicators of dyslexia

  • Becoming frustrated very easily
  • finding it hard to assimilate new information
  • anxiety about school/work
  • being particularly stressed by deadlines
  • lack of confidence around speaking or reading out loud

Q: How can you tell if someone is dyspraxic?
A: Dyspraxia often goes undiagnosed because reading and spelling are not always a problem, however the following might be true of someone who is dyspraxic

  • Finds it difficult to organise/plan
  • Word sequences can present a problem when they are trying to express themselves
  • They might lack coordination
  • They may have poor handwriting
  • Overwhelmed by tasks
  • Tend to withdraw from in a group situation

Q: My child appears to be unable to retain information, might this be because they are dyslexic?
A: Many neurodiverse people have poor short terms memories. There are a number of strategies that can help with this.

Q: My child is always in trouble at school but is not naturally badly behaved
A: If your child has ADHD/ADD it may mean that find it hard to engage with lessons which can lead to difficult behaviour. 

There are a number of strategies to help with this. Your child may not be intentionally disruptive but in fact in need of strategies to help with focus.