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Dyslexia and Learning - Extraordinary Kids

Dyslexia is a learning challenge that causes difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling. There can be trouble identifying speech sounds and connecting them to letters.  No two individuals with dyslexia are alike. Someone with mild dyslexia may just need to work harder while severe dyslexics may find reading and spelling near impossible.

Dyslexia is not a disability, rather it’s a different way of processing language in the brain. It runs in families and has a genetic link.

Dyslexia is not a problem with intelligence and, in fact, comes with many positives, such as enhanced creativity, the ability to see the big picture, and a talent for bringing together material from different subject areas, thus, facilitating great problem-solving.

Experts believe that about 10% of the population is dyslexic. This includes many extraordinary people: Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Agatha Christie, Pablo Picasso, Steve Jobs, Stephen Hawking, Jamie Oliver, Richard Branson, and Walt Disney. 

Unfortunately, dyslexia can be a frustrating condition. Students can lose confidence and give up on learning. They may wrongly believe that they are ‘stupid’.

This is where the team at Extraordinary Kids comes in. We understand how to help students who learn differently. All of our students are on individualised learning programmes. They are able to practise and repeat material in an educational setting where they are not judged by peers and are able to learn at their own pace.

Where possible, we incorporate some physical movement into learning to help reinforce neural pathways. We use a 32 level phonics programme which starts at a non-readers level and takes students through High School.

Our instruction is not just for dyslexics but for any student who wants a quiet place with lots of teacher support where they can enhance their learning.

Please contact us if you're interested in Extraordinary Kids.