is it dyslexia?
You are not alone!
Dyslexia is the most common cause of learning difficulties, affecting as many as one in five. It is the most common Specific Learning Disability (SLD).
Dyslexia literally means “difficulty with words” and is characterized by struggles learning to read, write and spell, despite average to above-average intelligence. Dyslexia runs in families, and chances are 40-45% that if you have dyslexia your child will, too.
It is important to screen children as early as possible for language-based learning differences like dyslexia.
To reach his/her highest potential, a dyslexic child needs to be taught in a specific way. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Development, a multi-sensory, systematic, structured, sequential, cumulative and personalized teaching approach is necessary for dyslexic children to gain access to the language skills needed to become a proficient reader.
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It's heartbreaking for them ... and for you. Dyslexia impacts the entire family. We've been there and we want to help. Early intervention can prevent reading failure for your child.
Common Signs and
Symptoms of Dyslexia
May have difficulty learning:
rhyming or repeating words
Elementary school students
May have trouble with:
sounding out words
reading long passages
reversing numbers or letters
remembering math facts
confusing arithmetic signs
understanding word problems
time management, organization &/or concentration
High school students
May struggle with:
organizing and expressing their ideas in written form
remembering complex information
This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you think your child may have a learning disability, talk to your pediatrician and/or your child’s school about performing an educational evaluation. Call or email us for more information.
* Reprinted with permission from Everyone Reading
Sources: The Learning Tree Project of Riverside School, and http://www.eida.org