It is thought that 8-10 per cent of people have dyslexia, and it can have a devastating effect on their everyday life. This book looks at what causes dyslexia, how it is diagnosed and how it affects reading, writing, spelling and other areas, such a maths, music and organizational skills. Throughout this text, people with dyslexia share their experiences of overcoming the problems they have had. This title supports the Key Stage 3 and 4 (ages 11-16) Personal, Social and Health Education guidelines by helping the reader to understand difficulties others may have.
Paula Wiltshire taught in special needs for many years. After her youngest son was diagnosed as being dyslexic, she specialized in dyslexia and now works at a London teaching hospital assessing children who underachieve at school.