Dyslexia in Children
Categorized as a learning disability, dyslexia can be diagnosed in people of all levels of intelligence. It basically manifests itself in the form of a difficulty with written language, visible more prominently while reading. A neurological difference, it arises from differences in the processing of written and spoken language, by the brain of a person. While the causes of dyslexia have not been deciphered till date, the problem is not entirely incurable. It has nothing to do with the intellectual ability of the affected person and some extra time, attention and patience can go a long way in helping him/her overcome the problem. Let us know more about dyslexia in children.
Symptoms for Identifying Dyslexia in Kids
- A short attention span
- Difficulty in learning spellings
- Writing letters or numbers backwards
- Finding it hard to follow multiple (say 2- or 3-step) instructions
- Confusing left with right and vice-versa
- Encountering problems in organizing himself/herself
- Confusing similar-sounding words, like rat and cat
- Little interest in words and letters
- Mixing up directional words, like 'up' and 'down'
- Finding it hard to put objects into a sequence
- Jumbling up letters or whole words, such as saying 'felt' for 'left'
- Encountering difficulties in Math
- Persistent difficulties with reading
- Inability to do even simple calculations in head, say as 2+2=4
- Problems in dressing up or tying shoes
- Confusing places, times and dates
- Reading with poor comprehension
- Poor and/or slow handwriting
- Spelling words just as they sound
- Constantly losing place while reading, say going from 2nd to 4th line
- Reversal in reading or writing words, like writing 'b' for 'd'
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