Dyslexia is a neurobiological condition that creates challenges reading and learning. It’s about a lot more than just letter reversals, and manifests in a range of styles and degrees. In some people dyslexia comes with associated anxiety struggles.
Our children with dyslexia don’t know why school is difficult for them at first. Neither do their teachers and neither do their parents. What we do see is a child who doesn’t want to work on homework after school. We see a child who doesn’t want to go to school in the morning, and may complain of headaches, stomachaches or other pains. We do see a child who calls herself ‘stupid’. We see a child who works slowly and doesn’t understand what they have read. We do see a child who picks up a book, attempts a line or two and then ends up in a puddle of tears.