Dyslexia symptoms and characteristics can vary from preschooler, to child, to teenager and adult. Generally, there are common traits found in most people with Dyslexia. However, as children learn and develop the signs and symptoms of Dyslexia can change.
General Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs.
- There is a history of Dyslexia in your family.
- Reading is the only academic or learning difficulty.
- Confuses letters such as “b” and “d” or the orders of letters within words
- Avoidance of reading and rarely reading for pleasure.
- A teacher or health professional mention speech or phonological awareness is a problem.
Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs in toddlers and Pre-school children.
- Delayed speech (your child should generally be talking by the age of two).
- Difficulty learning songs and nursery rhymes
- Pronunciation problems.
- Difficulty learning how to add new vocabulary to their ‘Word Bank’.
- Trouble learning the connection between letters and their sounds.
Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs in primary school aged children.
- Difficulty learning the connection between letters and their sounds.
- Coming home upset regularly after a school day.
- Difficulty in learning how to describe an appropriate word for an object.
- Not being able to Rapidly-Name objects.
- Difficulty learning frequently used/sight words such as “The”, “And” and “She”.
Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs in teenage/high school aged adolescents.
- Difficulty rhyming words.
- Your child is a slow reader that can never complete a whole book.
- Not being able to Rapidly Read.
- School maths tasks are a strength but has difficulty with word problems.
- Your child is clever but unable to read or spell to the same standard as other children at school.
- School teachers are unsure why your child is behind and there is not a behavioural problem at school
- Difficulty learning to recall information or facts read about in class.
- Never completes homework.
- Never answers teacher questions in the classroom at school but is very well behaved.
- Dyslexia Symptoms in Adults.
- Difficulty learning to discuss reading problems and difficulties.
- Pretends to read books.
- Excellent at verbal communication but struggles to write emails and keep pace at work.
- Fantastic spatial awareness skills – Dyslexic adults often solve visual problems such as Architecture.
Dyslexia symptoms can make it difficult for kids, teenagers and adults to:
- Understand and follow directions.
- Repeat something that was just said in proper sequence.
- Name people and objects.
- Finding the right words, such as saying “dinosaurs are distinct” instead of “dinosaurs are extinct”.
- Pronounce words properly, such as saying “mawn lower” instead of “lawn mower”.
- Distinguish between words that sound similar.
- Learn and correctly use new words (which can lead to guessing).
- Use correct verb tenses such as “I want to the park” rather than “I went to the park”.
- Onset and Rhyme words.
- Stay on topic.
- Understand jokes, puns, sarcasm or idioms.
- Speak with confidence and without overusing “filler words” (like “um” and “like”).
We help Dyslexic children, teenagers and adults at our Perth-based clinic.
Focused Education’s specialist Dyslexia assessment, evaluation and treatment services include:
- An initial consultation to help you or your child with Dyslexia at our Perth clinic.
- A Dyslexia Evaluation in your first appointment.
- A 1 hour Diagnostic Dyslexia screening process.
- Comprehensive Dyslexia assessment and testing service that is affordable.
- Psychology services for Dyslexia.
- Speech and Language Therapy Services for Dyslexia.
- Specialist tutoring services from experienced teachers registered with the West Australian College of Teachers.
- Comprehensive, expert advice about Dyslexia and ongoing support.
- Focused Education is open 7 days a week to make life easier for Perth families.
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