The Dyslexia Guide


Dyslexia Knowledgebase

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RSI Repetitive Strain Injury
Reading Problems Memory instability for letters, words, or numbers.
A tendency to skip over or scramble letters, words, and sentences.
A poor, slow, fatiguing reading ability prone to compensatory head tilting, near-far focusing, and finger pointing.
Reversals of letters such as b and d, words such as saw and was, and numbers such as 6 and 9 or 16 and 61.
Letter and word blurring, doubling, movement, scrambling, omission, insertion, size change, etc.
Poor concentration, distractibility, light sensitivity (photophobia), tunnel vision, delayed visual and phonetic processing, etc.
Reading pen A reading pen can help with reading words the user cannot spell, pronounce or comprehend.
It is not suitable for those with low vision or impaired fine motor control.
Record of Needs A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication
A means, within the Scottish education system, of assessing, planning, and delivering provision for a child with ‘special educational needs’.
A means of ensuring that a child’s difficulties are recognised and monitored in an ongoing way. It is also a legally binding document.

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