Children can begin to show signs of a learning disability as early as the preschool years. While every case of dyslexia is unique to the individual, there are many common traits and behaviors of a dyslexic. We have compiled a list of 20 of the most common dyslexia symptoms to help you identify if your child is at risk.
Complications with reading
Difficulty spelling words in writing products
Low Confidence or behavioral problems
Letter and/or number reversals (transposing)
Problems with pronunciation
Omitting sounds or letters when reading and writing
Complaints of headaches
Difficulty reading aloud
Confusion of left and right
Problems with writing tools like pencils or pens
Trouble with sequenced instructions
Guessing, skipping or replacing words instead of sounding out
Strong oral comprehension and weak reading comprehension
Letters on a page appear to move, appear “blurry” or “out of focus” ***
Difficulty with organization and time management
Inability to differentiate speech sounds
Difficulty repeating phrases or sentences
Embarrassed by grades
Flash cards and memorization don’t work
Reading below grade level or peers
If your child exhibits a combination of the symptoms listed above, seek clinical help before they fall further behind. A dyslexic needs a specific method to improve their literacy skills. In 5 to 10 minutes, our free screener can determine if your child is at risk of a learning disability. Please call us at 1-919-747-4557 if you believe your child may be dyslexic and we can share some ways that you can help!Special Thanks to Eryn Feeney for contributing to this blog.
***Note Dyslexia is not a vision problem, but these symptoms may be how dyslexic children try to communicate about their struggles.
Marie is the Lexercise Operations Manager. She herself struggled with reading, writing and spelling as a child and knows the frustrations of finding and receiving language therapy. She has since overcome her childhood struggles and recently graduated Cum Laude from Elon University with a BS/BA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Marie is particularly enjoys blending her personal experience with her educational background at Lexercise. She is enthusiastic about helping families find convenient, personalized and effective language therapy.