What is Dyslexia?

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- Warning Signs -

In Preschool

  • Mixing up sounds and syllables in long words

  • Chronic ear infections

  • Constant confusion of left versus right

  • Difficulty learning to tie shoes

  • Trouble memorizing their address, phone number, or alphabet

  • Can't create words that rhyme

  • A close relative with dyslexia

 

In Elementary School

  • Handwriting that is difficult to read

  • Letter or number reversals past first grade

  • Extreme difficulty learning cursive

  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading

  • Terrible spelling

  • Trouble with math

  • When speaking, difficulty finding the correct word

  • Common sayings come out slightly  twisted

  • Dreads going to school

 

IN HIGH SCHOOL

Many of the above symptoms, plus:

  • Limited vocabulary

  • Extremely poor written expression compared to verbal abilities

  • Unable to master a foreign language

  • Difficulty reading printed music

  • Poor grades in many classes

  • May drop out of high school

 

IN ADULTS

Education history similar to above, plus:

  • Slow reader

  • May have to read a page 2 or 3 times to understand it

  • Terrible speller

  • Difficulty putting thoughts onto paper

    • Dreads writing memos or letters

  • Still has difficulty with right versus left

  • Often gets lost, even in a familiar city

  • Sometimes confuses b and d, especially when tired or sick


- Common Strengths -

Although their unique brain architecture and "unusual wiring" make reading, writing, spelling difficult, most people with dyslexia have gifts in areas controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain. The right side controls:

  • ARTISTIC SKILL

  • ATHLETIC ABILITY

  • MUSICAL ABILITY

  • MECHANICAL ABILITY

  • PEOPLE SKILLS

  • 3-D VISUAL-SPATIAL SKILLS

  • VIVID IMAGINATION

  • INTUITION

  • CREATIVE, GLOBAL THINKING

  • CURIOSITY


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