About Dyslexia

Did you know that around two million people in the UK have a learning difficulty, such as dyslexia? On these pages you can look for help, and find out more about the Dyslexia Research Trustís research and activities in this area.

What is Dyslexia?

Developmental dyslexia is specific difficulty with learning to read, spell or write (or any combination of these) in someone who is normally intelligent and receives adequate teaching. It is usually due to inherited differences in the parts of the brain which process vision, hearing and language. Acquired dyslexia is due to damage to these areas from trauma, strokes or tumours. Every individual with dyslexia has her own individual profile of strengths and weaknesses; no two people are exactly the same and the impact of dyslexia on each individual is different.  For more detailed symptoms see 'What are the symptoms of dyslexia?'