• Is Dyslexia a common problem?

    Dyslexia is difficulty in reading; a small number of people, especially L-handed males, have normal memory, judgement and other mental functions but have a specific problem with reading and spelling. This is uncommon - perhaps an incidence of 1:1000. However, slow learners with other problems may have particular difficulty in learning to read - dyslexia is only one feature of their learning problems. Dyslexia may occur as a result of a stroke, very rarely as an isolated problem but more commonly in association with impairment of comprehension or expression of speech.