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What is Dyslexia?

  • Dyslexia is a specific learning disorder that makes reading and spelling more challenging. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder and does not reflect a lack of intelligence or effort. Individuals with dyslexia simply process information in their brains differently. An estimated ten to twenty percent of people have dyslexia. Dyslexia is hereditary and tends to run in families.


  • Potential signs of dyslexia may include difficulties with letter and letter sound recognition, decoding, reading fluency, and spelling. Early identification and intervention are key to supporting your child’s progress. Individuals with dyslexia can learn to read with explicit, evidenced based instruction. A comprehensive psychoeducational assessment is needed to diagnose dyslexia.

  • If you suspect you or your child may have dyslexia McTaggart psychology provides free, fifteen minute phone consultations to discuss accessing a psychoeducational assessment. Diagnosing and understanding dyslexia is the first step towards empowering your child and providing a nurturing environment where they can thrive and reach their full potential. www.mctaggartpsychology.ca/services



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