An organisation for everyone who have difficulties with reading and writing, mathematics and language.
Dyslexia Norway is an organisation for everyone with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and developmental language disorder. These are lifelong, and often hereditary disorders. Good educational practice will have a positive effect on skills, however tools and training can never eliminate these disorders.
These three disorders are often referred to as specific learning difficulties. This means learning difficulties at school that cannot be explained by intellectual disabilities or difficult social conditions. It is important for your school to assess your needs and make the proper adjustments.
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific reading and writing disorder that stems from problems in recognising the sounds of words. It involves difficulties in recalling or comprehending what you have read, writing words incorrectly, or switching words and letters. Many people also find it difficult to remember instructions, learn the multiplication table, or read a clock. Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence.
What is dyscalculia?
Dyscalculia is a specific disorder that primarily makes it difficult to learn basic mathematics. It involves difficulties in comprehending quantities, poor counting skills, and problems with understanding sequences. Dyscalculia has nothing to do with intelligence.
What is developmental language disorder (DLD)?
DLD involves difficulties with expressing yourself, making yourself understood, or understanding speech. It involves difficulties with speech sounds, finding words to explain what you mean, or producing longer sentences. DLD has nothing to do with intelligence.
You have rights!
You may have the right to your own laptop with assistive devices, extended time to complete exams, modified exams, audio books, special education, or exemption from marks in secondary languages.
Assistive technology can be of great help. Did you know that there are spelling programs for people with dyslexia? Text-to-speech and speech-to-text software? Pens that record speech, so you don’t have to make notes during long meetings? Or a computer mouse that also scans text? Or that everyone who owns a smart phone already has a potential assistive technology in their pocket? Check out our website at dysleksinorge.no/datahjelpemidler
Members between the ages of 13 and 30 automatically become members of Dyslexia Youth. They have their own national congress where they elect a board and youth representatives. They hold summer camps at various spots in the country. Check out the website dysleksinorge.no/dysleksi-ungdom
Become a member!
If you believe our work is important, we think you should become a member. The more members we have, the stronger our efforts towards a more inclusive society for people with specific learning difficulties! Members will receive:
- Free guidance and advice by email and phone.
- A chance to talk with others with similar difficulties.
- Opportunities to participate in local activities and courses.
- Our membership magazine – out four times a year, also in a digital version.
- Various discounts.