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Dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability that predominantly affects a child’s ability to learn to read and write. A child with dyslexia will often make slower progress than their peers when learning to read and write, even when teachers provide special assistance.

It is estimated that 5-10% of the population are dyslexic. This means that teachers are likely to have 1-3 children with dyslexia in each class. On average more males are dyslexic than females. Children of dyslexic parents are more likely to be dyslexic themselves.