Does My Child Have Dyselxia?
Does My Child Have Dyslexia?
If your child has fallen behind the others you have to find out the reason why.
Don’t accept ‘lazy’ as a reason.
All children start off wanting to learn.
Somewhere along the way they have lost their confidence.
The most likely reason is because they have dyslexia and have already worked out they are not learning as quickly as other kids.
No-one wants to do stuff that they aren’t good at but every child wants to believe they can succeed.
The good news is they can succeed but it will be a harder journey for them.
If your child is showing any of these warning signs then you need to take action.
Most children are identified between the ages of 7-10 years.
- Immediately forgetting what has just been read.
- Slower reading speed.
- Missing out words or missing off the end of a word.
- Not recognizing a word they read just a few lines before.
- Becoming quickly tired while reading.
All these add up to becoming reluctant to read – and no wonder!
- Mixing up the sequence of letters when spelling, e.g. hlep for help
- Forgetting how to spell a word that was learned a few days before.
- Missing out letters or missing off the end of a word.
- Spelling a word as it sounds, e.g. duz for does or wont for want
- Spelling a ‘t’ or ‘d’ instead of ‘ed’, e.g. hopt for hopped
- Difficulty with homophones e.g. ‘their’ and ‘there’ and Sight words.
- Frequently adding an ‘e’ onto the end of words, e.g. milke
- Spelling ‘ck’ instead of ‘k’, e.g. pinck for pink
These are typical errors but difficulties will vary.
- Having lots of ideas but can’t put them into writing.
- Taking much longer to write and produce less than other students.
- Writes long, rambling sentences with no punctuation.
- Does not know where or how to start.
4. Other difficulties
- Can’t seem to learn how to tie shoe laces.
- Difficulty rhyming.
- Can’t remember their phone number or home address
- Can’t remember times tables.
- Confusion between left and right.
What can I do?
1. Find out as much as you can about dyslexia.
2. Explain about dyslexia to your child.
3. Start using a structured intervention program designed to help dyslexia.
Dyslexia isn’t just reversing b’s and d’s. It affects people in many different ways.
Do any of these signs look familiar? Use Dyslexia Quest Screening Program to test 6 areas of learning and memory in our fun, game-based screening tool.
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