Frequently Asked Questions

In this section we endeavour to answer the questions that most frequently come up in relation to our charity and what we’re trying to achieve.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in this section, then feel free to contact us via email, phone, or our various social media platforms.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difference, which affects reading, spelling, writing and sometimes numeracy. Dyslexic learners may also encounter problems with the following:

Short-term memory

Concentration

Sequencing information

Processing information quickly

What are Dyslexic Strengths?

Research has highlighted some positive aspects to being Dyslexic:

  • Great at visual thinking (thinking in pictures)
  • Problem solvers, able to think laterally
  • Excellent trouble-shooters
  • Verbally articulate and great at verbal communication
  • Creative! Many Dyslexics are employed as designers, artists, actors and chefs.
  • Spatially talented – Many Dyslexics are employed as engineers, architects, designers, artists, mathematicians, physicists, physicians (especially surgeons and orthopaedists) as well as dentists.

How long are Dyslexia assessments?

The time taken to carry out Dyslexia/Dyspraxia/Dyscalculia assessments will vary depending on each individual and their needs. The average assessment takes between 4 to 4 and half hours.

What is the difference between a Dyslexia screening and a Dyslexia assessment?

Our Dyslexia screenings are a series of questions, followed by a report which gives an indication to confirm whether you are Dyslexic or not and how far on the spectrum you may be. Dyslexia assessments, however, are a full in depth report about your Dyslexia and the support you will need specific to your learning methods.

 

Please note you do not have to have the Dyslexia screening to have the assessment, you can opt to go for either.

Do you offer specialist Dyslexia awareness training or talks?

Yes. You can find a list of all our services HERE

Please email info@a2idyslexia.org.uk if you would like to discuss further.