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One in ten people is dyslexic. But having difficulty with words doesn't have to hold you back. Get clued-up on dyslexia here, including how we know we've got it and how it's treated...
Dyslexia literally means "difficulty with words". It affects one in ten of us, some more than others, and famous dyslexics include Jamie Oliver and Richard Branson.
If we have dyslexia:
Being dyslexic doesn't mean we're thick. We may score very highly on IQ tests. It has nothing to do with intelligence. Dyslexia often runs in families. It may be in our genes.
If you think you have dyslexia, speak to your teacher. Every school should have a special needs coordinator who could test you for dyslexia, or arrange an educational specialist to do this.
If we have dyslexia we should receive educational support. This support aims to help overcome the problems dyslexia brings. So that we can maximise your potential.