Approaching Dyslexia in the Classroom


Much research has been conducted in the past on what are known to be learning disabilities. However, in recent years, many prestigious and important health bodies in different advanced countries and the leading universities in the world have undertaken extensive research into such learning disabilities. Moreover, Dyslexia is regarded as the most common learning disability. Reportedly, it accounts for 85% of all learning disabilities. This paper has arisen out of the understanding that dyslexia is the learning disability that is more apparent at the university level. It is mainly intended to highlight and understand this syndrome that is often referred to as a ‘hidden’ disability. It provides an overview of the syndrome, its types, accompanying conditions, theories of dyslexia, the difficulties experienced by university students with dyslexia and appropriate solutions to assist them to achieve success.