It's estimated up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.
Dyslexia can present challenges on a daily basis, but support is available to improve reading and writing skills and help those with the problem be successful at school and work.
A person with dyslexia may:
- read and write very slowly
- confuse the order of letters in words
- put letters the wrong way round (such as writing "b" instead of "d")
- have poor or inconsistent spelling
- understand information when told verbally, but have difficulty with information that's written down
- find it hard to carry out a sequence of directions
- struggle with planning and organisation
But people with dyslexia often have good skills in other areas, such as creative thinking and problem solving.