Characteristics that may Accompany Dyslexia

Some or all of the following characteristics will be present in a dyslexic:

Lack of awareness of sounds in words - sound order, rhymes, or sequence of syllables

Difficulty decoding words - single word identification

Difficulty encoding words - spelling

Difficulty in learning and remembering printed words

Errors in letter naming

Poor sequencing of numbers, of letters in words, when read or written, e.g.: b-d;sing-sign; left-felt; soiled-solid; 12-21

Problems with reading comprehension

Difficulty expressing thoughts in written form

Delayed spoken language

Imprecise or incomplete interpretation of language that is heard

Difficulty in expressing thoughts orally, such as in finding the right word

Confusion about directions in space or time (right and left, up and down, early and late, yesterday and tomorrow, months and days)

Uncertainty about right or left handedness

Cramped or illegible handwriting, slow rate of writing

Difficulty in mathematics - often related to sequencing of steps or directionality or to the language of mathematics

Similar problems among relatives


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