8-12 Years

Dyslexia - it's NOT an illness

Are you wondering what dyslexia is?

Here’s the most important thing to remember: Dyslexia is not an illness!

You simply learn differently to people who don’t have dyslexia. Your brain is still brilliant and magical and great.

Dyslexia is not a disease or disorder.

There are lots of good things that come with dyslexia as well as the challenges. And a lot of people don’t understand what dyslexia is. That’s why it’s important for us to help them to understand!

Click on the image below to view an infographic that can help all of us learn more about what dyslexia is and isn’t, and how we should talk about it.

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Did you know?

Dyslexia is classed as a disability under the Equality Act – that means that some people with dyslexia are legally entitled to extra support.

You can find out more about what support is available to you as a dyslexic learner throughout this website. Why not check out the other articles in the Info & Support section? Or have a look at our Useful Stuff section, with plenty of useful downloads and handy links to other websites offering more support.