Signs of Dyslexia
  • Delayed in learning to speak

    • Not speaking words by 1st birthday

    • Mix up sounds in multi-syllabic words (aminal for animal, hostibal for hospital)

    • Early stuttering

  • Delayed in learning letters and their sounds

  • Challenges with written or spoken language

    • Difficult or labored reading

    • Easily tires from reading a short period of time

    • Poor reading comprehension

    • Substitutes similar-looking words when reading (house for horse)

    • Letter reversals such as d for b

    • Word reversals such as bat for tab

  • Poor spelling

    • Spelling is worse than their reading

    • Simple spelling list may take hours to learn

    • Misspell high frequency sight words (the, has, what, where)

    • Misspell even when copying from the board or other documents

  • Challenges with memorizing facts (numbers, spelling, etc.)

People with Dyslexia may have

one or all of these symptoms depending

on the degree with which they are affected.

Signs of Dysgraphia

Handwriting issues (Dysgraphia)

  • They may avoid writing all together

  • Fail to use punctuation

  • Illegible handwriting

  • Odd spacing of letters and words

  • Frequent misspelling of words

  • Unusual pencil grip

  • Writing is slow, labored with unusual starting and end points

  • Poor organizational skills

  • Challenges learning a foreign language

  • Challenges with Math

  • Challenges with directionality (left from right)

  • Challenges with sequencing (difficulty learning to tie their shoes or learning the days of the week, alphabet)

Signs of Dyscalculia

  • Not being able to recognize printed numbers, or trouble imagining a number line

  • Trouble learning to count, or only counting on his fingers

  • Not understanding that a number represents quantity

  • Anxiety about working on math problems or going to math class

  • Trouble adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing single digit numbers

  • Trouble telling time or using money

  • Not knowing which steps to follow to solve a math problem

  • No long-term memory of math skills, such as trouble memorizing multiplication tables

  • Problems with shapes, such as being able to put a round object into a round hole.

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