Signs Symptoms Of Dyslexia
Signs symptoms of dyslexia may not be easy to detect before a child starts going to school, but usually there are some early indications of a problem. Once the child enters school, his/her teacher may be the first person to recognize the signs symptoms of dyslexia in the child.
There are several signs symptoms of dyslexia, but every person with dyslexia may not have all of them. Most children, in fact, may have only a few of the signs symptoms of dyslexia and neither will all of them have the same symptoms or have them with the same degree. Each dyslexic is therefore different.
Signs symptoms of dyslexia are given below according to the stage in which they appear in the child, but some of them remain throughout the individual’s life. It is just that many of them learn how to camouflage the signs.
Signs symptoms of dyslexia before school
A pre-school age child may show the following signs symptoms of dyslexia:
- Late in learning to talk
- Slow to pick up new words
- Has difficulty in rhyming
- Has difficulty dressing himself, puts on his/her clothes in wrong order
- Not sure which hand is used for eating
- Is clumsy in certain respects but shows surprising aptitude with things
- Often unable to remember the names of objects or names them
wrongly or uses substitute words
- May show heightened levels of creativity, such as being very good at
drawing and having a good sense of colors; may try to find solutions,
try to do things differently
- Shows enjoyment when read to, but has no interest in words or letters
Signs symptoms of dyslexia at school age
When the child starts going to school, signs symptoms of dyslexia show themselves more clearly in the following ways:
- Reads at levels far below the normal level for the child’s age
- Has problems understanding and processing what he/she hears
- Has difficulty understanding quick instructions
- Finds it difficult to remember sequence of things
- Cannot follow more than one command given at a time
- is unable to sound out pronunciation of unfamiliar words
- finds it difficult to see, and sometimes hear, the differences and similarities in words and letters
- may see words or letters in reverse, such as saw for was or b for d. Many children below the age of eight who are not dyslexic may have a similar problem; but dyslexic children go on seeing reversals beyond that age
- finds it difficult to learn a foreign language
- finds it difficult to spell
Seeing a doctor
One of the early signs symptoms of dyslexia is delay in beginning to read. The majority of children show readiness to learn reading by the time they are in kindergarten or in first grade; children afflicted with dyslexia, on the other hand, are unable to grasp basic reading at that stage. Consult your doctor if your child is unable to achieve the reading levels expected at his age, or if you have noticed any of the other signs symptoms of dyslexia.
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