On these pages you’ll find useful and up-to-date information about what dyslexia is and how it affects people. If you want to speak to someone in person contact your nearest Learning Centre for a free 30 minute advice session. 


About dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty. Learn about what it is and how it’s recognised in the law.

What are the signs

What are the signs of dyslexia?

This page provides an overview of the types of difficulties a dyslexic person may have at different ages.

how is dyslexia diagnosed

How is dyslexia diagnosed?

We answer some questions about how dyslexia is identified.

How does dyslexia affect people?

Find out more about how it might affect someone at school, at work or when seeking work.

personal stories

Personal stories

Read real life stories and learn how people cope with the difficulties they face as a result of their dyslexia.

Facts and figures about dyslexia

Facts and figures about dyslexia

Dyslexia affects approximately 1 in 10 people in the UK, find out more about the impact it has in the UK.

Co-occurring difficulties

Other difficulties can co-occur with dyslexia, on this page we explore these difficulties.


News and views

Find out about the latest news about dyslexia.

Reports and publications

Reports and publications

View our own reports, alongside useful government reports.


This page lists words that you may read or hear when learning about dyslexia, that are not used every day.

Useful links

Useful links

This page includes links to other organisations and services you may find helpful.