## Forum Hidden Dyslexia for TA/LAs

### Difficulties that co-occur with dyslexia by Moira Thomson - Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 07:35 AM

by Alasdair Andrew -
Number of replies: 1

It may be very difficult to tell whether dyslexia is also present alongside another condition that appears to affect literacy and/or concentration.

Some teachers believe that it does not matter whether any co-occurring dyslexia is identified, as this is merely a label – but others insist that identification of any dyslexia is necessary so that additional needs can be identified and met appropriately.

What do you think?

 Re: Difficulties that co-occur with dyslexia by Clare Sargent - Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 08:11 PM It seems really odd to me that an educator would not want to identify additional needs and have them met. I think a fine line is being trodden when a teacher knowsso much that they can actually determine a child`s future by what their own opinion is on co-occurring dyslexia. Without doubt it may be difficult to tell but it really is our responsibility to always try.