DYSLEXIA-READING AND WRITING DIFFICULTIES
“A complex neurological condition, which is constitutional in origin. The symptoms may affect various areas of learning and function and may be described as a specific difficulty in reading, spelling and written language. One or more of these areas may be affected: numeracy, notational skills (music), motor function and organisational skills. However, it is particularly related to mastering written language, although oral language may be affected to some degree.” – British Dyslexia Association
Children may also exhibit the following:
Difficulties with automatic balance
Immature motor skills
Auditory processing problems
Abnormal processing of visual information
All academic learning is connected in some way to the functioning of the motor system. Reading is not a purely cognitive task; it requires eye movements. Writing involves hand-eye coordination with the automatic support of the postural system.