Preschool signs of Dyslexia
- Trouble learning common nursery rhymes, such as “Jack and Jill”
- Difficulty learning (and remembering) the names of letters in the alphabet
- Seems to be unable to recognize letters in his/her own name
- Mispronounces familiar words; persistent “baby talk”
- Doesn’t recognize rhyming patterns like cat, bat, rat
- A family history of reading and/or spelling difficulties
- Cannot sound out even simple words like cat, map, nap.
- Does not associate letters with sounds, such as the letter b with the “b” sound
- If you ask for a spoon, your child hands you a fork.
- Difficulty attaching labels to objects and symbols.
- Difficulty following directions- you ask your child to get his coat and shoes and he only brings a coat.
- Trouble following lengthy directions, may only hear the first and the last part.
- Needs frequents reminders to follow rules and routines
- A great imagination
- The ability to figure things out
- Eager embrace of new ideas
- Getting the gist of things
- A good understanding of new concepts
- Surprising maturity
- A larger vocabulary for the age group
- Enjoyment in solving puzzles
- Talent at building models
- Excellent comprehension of stories read or told to him