Teachers Role in Recognising Dyslexia

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Most of us know the difficulties of being an undiagnosed dyslexic in the education system. If not, you’re one of the lucky few who found out early!

Primary school teachers seem particularly concerned with how each student is progressing but as students progress through the education system, they can be classed as “lazy” rather than being helped and understood.

Obviously reading and writing have a huge part to play in learning new materials, so this would be important to spot early.


It is a teachers place to create an environment as conducive to learning as possible for all students. To be able to help a child or young adult with dyslexia in the classroom a teacher must first understand what they may struggle with.

For example, students can experience difficulties with auditory short term memory, meaning following instructions or learning spellings that were read out to them would be difficult, taking notes from the whiteboard can cause also difficulties among others.


It is important that teachers and educators keep an open mind, there may be something going on that you are unaware of, from a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, or even a personal issue. Both are as valid as the other and would be given suitable accommodations.