Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability characterised by difficulties in accuracy and/or fluency in recognising words as well as poor abilities in spelling and word decoding. Dyslexia is not a disease; it’s a condition a person is born with and it often runs in families. Children with dyslexia are not dull or lazy. On the contrary, most have average or above average intelligence and with enough attention and guidance, will overcome their learning problems.
Research has shown that dyslexia happens because of the way the brain processes information. When children with dyslexia read, they use different parts of the brain than people without dyslexia. This condition makes learning to read a challenging task for dyslexic children, as they struggle to identify new words and become fluent readers.