Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects your ability to read, spell, write, and speak. Kids who have it are often smart and hardworking, but they have trouble connecting the letters they see to the sounds those letters make.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Children with dyslexia have difficulty in learning to read despite traditional instruction, at least average intelligence, and adequate motivation and opportunity to learn. It is thought to be caused by impairment in the brain’s ability to process phonemes (the smallest units of speech that make words different from each other). It does not result from vision or hearing problems. It is not due to mental retardation, brain damage, or a lack of intelligence.

A child with Dyslexia might:

Delayed early language development

Problems recognizing the differences between similar sounds or segmenting words.

Slow learning of new vocabulary words
Difficulty copying from the board or a book.

Difficulty with learning reading, writing, and spelling skills
A child may not be able to remember content, even if it involves a favorite video or storybook.

Problems with spatial relationships can extend beyond the classroom and be observed on the playground. The child may appear to be uncoordinated and have difficulty with organized sports or games.

Difficulty with left and right is common, and often dominance for either hand has not been established.

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