What are the symptomes of Dyslexia?

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

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Dyslexia symptoms might be difficult to spot before your child starts school, but several early warning signs may suggest a problem. Your child's teacher may be the first to identify a problem once your child reaches school age. The severity of the issue varies, but it usually becomes obvious when a youngster begins to learn to read.

Before going to school

The following are signs that a young child may be dyslexic:

  • Talking late
  • Slowly learning new words
  • Word formation issues, such as reversing sounds in words or mixing up words that sound alike
  • Letters, numerals, and colors are difficult to recall or name.
  • Learning nursery rhymes or playing rhyming games is difficult.
  • When compared to other children of the same age, there is a delay in speech development (although this can have many different causes)
  • Speech issues, such as difficulty pronouncing long syllables correctly and "jumbling" phrases (for example, saying "hecilopter" instead of "helicopter", or "beddy tear" instead of "teddy bear")
  • Having difficulty expressing themselves via spoken languages, such as forgetting the right word or putting phrases together wrongly.
  • Rhyming words, such as "the cat sat on the mat," or nursery rhymes, are not well understood or appreciated.
  • Learning letters of the alphabet is difficult or boring for some people.

School-age children

Dyslexia indications and symptoms may become more obvious after your child starts school, including:

  • Problems processing and interpreting what he or she hears Reading substantially below the predicted level for age
  • Finding the perfect word or developing responses to queries is difficult.
  • Problems recalling what happened in what order
  • Similarities and variances in letters and words are difficult to see (and occasionally hear).
  • Inability to pronounce a word that is foreign to you.
  • Spelling difficulties
  • Taking an exceptionally lengthy time to complete tasks that require reading or writing Avoiding reading-related activities

Adults and teenagers

The symptoms of dyslexia in teenagers and adults are comparable to those in children. The following are some of the most prevalent dyslexia indications and symptoms in teenagers and adults:

  • Reading difficulty, including reading aloud
  • Reading and writing at a snail's pace and with a lot of effort
  • Spelling issues
  • Avoiding reading-related activities
  • Mispronunciation of names or words, as well as difficulties recalling words
  • Problems understanding jokes or statements with a meaning that cannot be deduced from the words themselves (idioms), such as "piece of cake," which means "easy"reading
  • Taking an exceptionally lengthy time to complete reading or writing assignments
  • It's difficult to summarise a tale.
  • Having difficulty learning a new language
  • Memorizing is difficult.
  • Having trouble solving arithmetic problems

Phonological awareness is the ability to recognize that words are made up of smaller units of sound (phonemes) that may be changed and manipulated to produce new words and meanings.

These questions may be difficult for a youngster with weak phonological awareness to respond correctly:

  • What do you think the sounds in the word "hot" are, and how do they differ from the sounds in the word "hat"?
  • What word would you have if the "p" sound in "pot" was replaced with a "h" sound?
  • How many words can you come up with that rhyme with "cat"?


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