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What is GoLexia?
GoLexia is an organisation offering specialist assessment and tuition for children, adolescents and adults who experience specific difficulties in literacy, numeracy and other associated areas.
How do I know if I have a specific learning difficulty?
People with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) tend to have average or above-average cognitive ability, but experience difficulties in a specific area that are not consistent with this. You can find out whether you are at risk of having SpLD by taking a screening test and, if there are indicators, a full diagnostic assessment.
Should I disclose my dyslexia at work/university?
Yes! It’s nothing to be ashamed of and by letting people know you are dyslexic, you will be placing the responsibility for making ‘reasonable adjustments’ in their hands. In the work place, your employer has a duty under the law to ensure that you have the tools to do your job efficiently and are not discriminated against because your are dyslexic. At university, there is funding available to pay for specialist equipment and IT packages that will help you in your studies, and also study skills support.
Can I become a teacher if I am dyslexic?
Again, the answer is yes. Some of the best teachers I know are dyslexic and therefore have a special insight into the difficulties faced by children in the classroom.
What can I do to help my dyslexic child at home?
The main thing is to understand that they may be more tired than their non-dyslexic peers by the end of the day. It takes a lot more effort for them to read, write and process language (and possibly number concepts) and therefore they will be putting far more effort into what they are doing. This is particularly relevant to tasks that are reliant on memory and organisation, so it will always be helpful to have visual prompts on display that show them what to do and the order in which to do it.
Above all, focus on their abilities, rather than their difficulties, and give specific praise whenever you can.
Can I have more than one specific learning difficulty?
There is sound evidence that overlap is the norm, so many people with, for example, DCD will be dyslexic. This is what is known as ‘co-morbidity’ and is the rule, rather than the exception.
How do I book a FREE Screening Test?
It couldn’t be simpler to book a FREE Screening Test, simply contact us using our contact page, and one of our specialist tutors will get in contact with you to arrange the FREE screening. Click here to go our contact page.
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