Signs of Dyslexia

If a child has 3 or more of the following warning signs, take the time to learn more about Dyslexia to help the child get the right support to become a successful lifelong learner.

IN PRESCHOOL
•    Delayed speech
•    Mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words
•    Chronic ear infections
•    Severe reactions to childhood illnesses
•    Constant confusion of left versus right
•    Late establishing a dominant hand
•    Difficulty learning to tie shoes
•    Trouble memorizing their address, phone number, or the alphabet
•    Can’t create words that rhyme
•    A close relative with dyslexia

IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
•    Dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read)
•    Letter or number reversals continuing past the end of first grade
•    Extreme difficulty learning cursive
•    Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading:
•    Guesses based on shape or context
•    Skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)
•    Ignores suffixes
•    Can’t sound out unknown words
•    Terrible spelling
•    Often can’t remember sight words (they, were, does) Or homonyms (their, they’re, and there)
•    Difficulty telling time with a clock with hands
•    Trouble with math
•    Memorizing multiplication tables
•    Memorizing a sequence of steps
•    Directionality
•    When speaking, difficulty finding the correct word
•    Lots of “whatchamacallits” and “thingies”
•    Common sayings come out slightly twisted
•    Extremely messy bedroom, backpack, and desk
•    Dreads going to school
•    Complains of stomach aches or headaches
•    May have nightmares about school

IN HIGH SCHOOL
All of the previous symptoms plus:
•    Limited vocabulary
•    Extremely poor written expression
•    Large discrepancy between verbal skills and written compositions
•    Unable to master a foreign language
•    Difficulty reading printed music
•    Poor grades in many classes
•    May drop out of high school

IN ADULTS
Education history similar to above, plus:
•    Slow reader
•    May have to read a page 2 or 3 times to understand it
•    Terrible speller
•    Difficulty putting thoughts onto paper
•    Dreads writing memos or letters
•    Still has difficulty with right versus left
•    Often gets lost, even in a familiar city
•    Sometimes confuses b and d, especially when tired or sick

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