Once I was formally diagnosed as having dyslexia, my school were really good and gave me lots of techniques and extra resources to help. All my teachers were informed and I was given extra time in my exams and extra time to do my coursework. My English teacher spend time printing my work sheets on different coloured paper and we discovered that work sheets printed on yellow paper were the easiest for me to read so she continued to print everything on yellow paper for me.
Once I started getting this extra help, I really excelled at school. I did better in my GCSEs then anyone could have imagined and I was ecstatic when I was invited to attend my schools annual award ceremony as I was awarded a certificate for academic progress. I even went on to attend university. All this despite the fact that I told when I was 10 not to bother trying to get into a grammar school because I wasn't cleaver enough. I'm so glad I didn't listen to them!
If you are worried that your child may have dyslexia, speak to your school who should be able to arrange a dyslexia test.