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Dyslexia

Children and young people with Dyslexia may have difficulties with written language, particularly with regards to reading and spelling. As the UK’s leading specialist provider of education and care for children and young people, we have a number of schools and colleges specifically targeted at delivering education for those with specific learning difficulties (SpLD), including dyslexia.

Signs a young person may have Dyslexia

We are experienced in identifying and diagnosing Dyslexia in children and young people. There are a number of recurring factors in Dyslexia which can appear from a young age, including:

  • Speech delays and stuttering
  • Mixing up multi-syllabic words and problems speaking in full sentences
  • Spelling errors, particularly leaving out vowels, reversing letters and writing phonetically
  • Markedly different good and bad days which have no obvious reason
  • Confusion with directions, for example, left and right, up and down, in and out
  • Difficulties with sequences, for example, days of the week, months of the year or numbers
  • A family history of Dyslexia or reading difficulties
  • Difficulties with working memory

Supporting young people with Dyslexia

Our schools and colleges have a comprehensive range of support systems in place for young people with Dyslexia. We not only focus on helping students to make academic achievements, but also work closely with them to build their confidence and enjoyment in learning.

Priory support young people with Dyslexia through:

  • A broad and varied curriculum
    • Helping young people identify their strengths and interests
    • Personalised learning packages with a wide range of vocational courses
  • Therapy, if required
    • Helps young people deal with anger, anxiety and frustration
    • Supports with associated speech and language difficulties if present
  • Education strategies
    • Dyslexia may resist conventional teaching methods
    • Our progressive teaching is designed around an in-depth understanding of Dyslexia
  • Independence programmes
    • Support with daily living tasks which could be impacted by Dyslexia
  • Examination access arrangements
    • Helping young people to reach their full academic potential
  • Pastoral care
    • Safe, nurturing environments with specialist care staff to support young people
    • Helping students to understand their Dyslexia and special educational needs