Some Warning Signs of Dyslexia

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There are many misconceptions regarding Dyslexia, so it is important as parents and teachers to understand what Dyslexia is. Dyslexics share common characteristics, but no two are exactly alike. It is difficult as a parent when you know your child is very intelligent, yet they struggle with spelling and reading. We see their strengths in sports, music, art, science, and math. We may read to them every night, saturate them with the written word, and see that they have high vocabularies. Yet, they still struggle with spelling and reading. This struggle is real and frustrating.

If your child has 3 or more of the following warning signs, you should learn more about dyslexia.

  • delayed speech
  • mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words
  • chronic ear infections
  • constant confusion of left versus right
  • can’t create words that rhyme
  • a close relative with dyslexia
  • dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult…

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