Although it’s commonly believed to be a difficulty with reading and writing, in reality that is a consequence of dyslexia. In fact, dyslexia is a neurological issue which affects the way the brain processes information. This means that anyone with dyslexia can have difficulty processing and remembering information and it can impact on many areas of life, not only reading accurately and writing fluently, but also organisational skills, coordination and memory.
But this same neurological difference can mean that dyslexics often have real strengths in reasoning and creative or visual fields. Having dyslexia is absolutely not a sign of a child’s intelligence, it’s actually the gap between their ability and achievement. Once that gap has been identified it’s just a case of working out the best way to bridge it.