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Dyslexia (cont.)

Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs

In preschool group:

  • Difficulty recognizing alphabet letters
  • Language delays
  • Trouble with rhyming
  • Difficulty with sounds of letters
  • A history of someone in family with dyslexia or another learning disability is sometimes seen in these youngsters

In early elementary grades:

  • Difficulty reading single words (especially without visual cues or context)
  • Difficulty with "nonsense" or pseudowords
  • Slow speed of reading
  • Poor spelling
  • Numerous substitutions of letters
  • Generally good number math concepts

In later elementary and middle school grades:

  • As math involves more language, greater math difficulties
  • Difficulties with completing assignments involving reading large passages of text
  • Trouble with comprehension of reading passages
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