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Preschool signs of Dyslexia

Reading
  • 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
Speaking
  • 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
Activities and Life
  • 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

Source: Overcoming Dyslexia © Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D.

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Strengths

  • Curiosity
  • 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

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