Dyslexia Understood is based in Bushey, Hertfordshire. It provides a range of services including: CPD training for schools, parent workshops, diagnostic assessments and tuition.
Dyslexia Understood supports schools and teachers by running the Level 5 Diploma, ‘Teaching Learners with Dyslexia, Specific Learning Differences and Barriers to Literacy’. This is held at our course centre in Bushey.
Dyslexia / Specific Learning Difficulties
Specific learning difficulties (SpLD) are hugely complex in nature. There are a number of potential underlying cognitive (thinking) processes and functions that underpin these SpLD. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses in their cognitive profile, but overall, one would expect most skills to fall at a similar level. Where an individual has problems in one or more areas in contrast to good or average skills elsewhere, this is defined as a specific learning difficulty. Children and young people with the specific learning difficulty, dyslexia, may experience difficulties in learning to read, write and spell to the extent that their performance in these areas is below their performance in other areas, despite appropriate learning opportunities and additional education provision. They may also experience problems with the speed of processing information, with memory and phonological awareness.
Did you know?
Dyslexia is the most common type of learning difficulty that pupils are likely to experience, with about 10% of the population having some form of it. Dyslexia is identified as a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010.