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Studying with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties

Expert guidance from Study Advice at the University of Reading

What is dyslexia?

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific difficulty characterised by a combination of strengths and weaknesses. It affects information processing (receiving, holding, retrieving, and structuring information). It therefore has an impact on skills such as reading, writing, using symbols and musical notation.

For further information, visit the British Dyslexia Association.


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