Could your loved one be dyslexic?
Here are 10 common signs of dyslexia.
1. Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.
2. Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet.
3. Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.
4. Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying.
5. Can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under
6. Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.
7. Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.
8. Mistakes and symptoms increase dramatically with confusion, time pressure, emotional stress, or poor health.
9. Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.
10. Difficulty sustaining attention; seems “hyper” or “daydreamer.”
Dyslexia should be about strengths, not shame. Being aware of dyslexia help prevent misunderstandings. Learn more about our programmes here.