People with dyslexia have difficulty reading fluently: letters are not automatically converted into words and the meaning of words is not automatically recognised. Even after lots of practice, it remains a challenge to convert letters into sounds (reading) or sounds into letters (writing). However, dyslexia is more than just a reading problem. It makes daily life more challenging at school, work and home. That’s why it’s important to detect and deal with the problem as early as possible. Dyslexia is a lifelong condition, however people with dyslexia can be helped with the right support and technological tools.
Specialised therapy is always recommended. Specialists such as speech and language therapists can assess whether and when training and/or support for reading and writing in a therapeutic context should be provided.
Special software programs compensate for the difficulties. They help people with dyslexia read and write more fluently and make information accessible.