Kuvassa on piirretty kirja



Dyslexia can manifest itself in many different ways. Dyslexia has a neurobiological background and is often hereditary. For one student, reading can be challenging, while for another, writing. A key feature of dyslexia is considered to be difficulty perceiving and processing information related to sounds. So it is not a question of difficulty in understanding.  

Dyslexia can manifest itself, for example:    

  • slowness or difficulty reading,  
  • as reading comprehension challenges,   
  • as difficulty in hearing correctly,   
  • mixing of letters or numbers,   
  • slowness of writing,   
  • as excessive or too few letters or the absence of words. 

Dyslexia may be associated with short-term memory challenges, and the simultaneous occurrence of dyslexia with other special difficulties, such as math or attention problems, may be possible. Difficulties with linguistic memory can contribute to difficulties in learning foreign languages. Dyslexia can manifest itself in studying, for example, as slow reading and writing, which may take more time to complete assignments. Possible challenges in working memory may also manifest as difficulties in problem solving or difficulties in reading comprehension, when in addition to understanding a single word, the content of the read text should be kept in mind. 

Dyslexia is diagnosed with a dyslexia test, and higher education degree students in Finland can turn to FSHS in matters related to testing. 

More information