dyslexia plus - 3 common processing differences that commonly occur with dyslexia

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This short presentation looks at 3 commonly occurring processing differences present alongside dyslexia. Dyspraxia, ADHD and Meares-Irlen Syndrome are often part of the make-up of a dyslexic person but often missed by education professionals. The presentation looks briefly at the main behaviour associated and the difficulties they present.


  • 1. Dyslexia PlusThree common processingdifferences often occurringwith dyslexia

2. What is dyspraxia? 3. This term is often used to describedifficulties in co-ordinating movement andjudging distance, space and awareness oftime 4. Difficulties can include: presenting written information neatly; using equipment; sense of direction; analysing business information in certainformats. 5. What is Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity)Disorder (ADD / ADHD)?. 6. People with ADD typically have poorconcentration, are easily distracted and areimpulsive.If there is also physical or cognitive restlessnessthen it is referred to as attention deficithyperactivity disorder 7. Difficulties can include: difficulty working in a noisy/busy environmentsuch as an open-plan office; may interrupt conversations; may lack focus on work. 8. What is Meares-Irlen Syndrome /Visual Stress / Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome? 9. This is most common with black print ona white background. Symptoms can be cumulative - get worsethe longer the person is reading, thoughthey may be experienced straight away; 10. Typically print will be seen to move, blur orwave; Difficult for the reader to keep their place in thetext; Tendency to miss-read, miss out words; Words from line above or below can be addedin to what is being read; 11. Stressful under bright lights; Headaches; Migraines; Upper body tension - around the neck andshoulders; Watery/sandy/itchy eyes; 12. Drowsiness when reading; On-coming driver lights cause difficulty; Similar eye conditions should be ruled out byan ophthalmologist 13. Go to:www.halfpennydevelopment.co.uk/online-training/for details on courses on dyslexia and co-occurringdifferences