What is Dyslexia: The IDA defines dyslexia as a neurological based, often familial, disorder that interferes with the acquisition and processing of language. Varying in degrees of severity, it is manifested by difficulties in receptive and expressive language, including reading, writing, spelling and sometimes in arithmetic.
Facts about Dyslexia:
- Affects 20% of children
- Affects boys and girls equally
- Is the leading cause of reading failure and school drop-outs
- It is the most common shared characteristic of juvenile offenders
- Is not outgrown and these children need help.
Leané Cilliers is a registered practitioner ( REG NR: RA 2013/052) with RADA to diagnose dyslexia using The Stark-Griffin Dyslexia Diagnostic Test.