My grandson is dyslexic - how can we support him and can you recommend any appropriate books?
Being unable to read at a level that is expected for your age can be frustrating for children in two key ways. First, it puts you behind classmates; second, youngsters can end up with books that are inappropriate for their actual age.
According to the British Dyslexia Association, around one in 10 of the population are dyslexic with four per cent severely so, highlighting how important it is that support is available. Indeed, one of the association's key campaign areas is to encourage schools to become dyslexia-friendly.
Many schools do a great job catering to pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and have dedicated SEN professionals to help children achieve their potential.