Dyslexia is a language-based processing disorder can affects reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. Dyslexia is not a sign of poor intelligence or laziness or the result of impaired hearing or vision. Children and adults with dyslexia have a neurological disorder that causes their brains to process and interpret information differently.
- Family history of literacy learning problems.
- Seems bright and capable but not making expected progress.
- Excels in Drama, Art, Sport, Technology or Computing.
- Lacks awareness of the sounds in words, sound order, rhymes or sequences of syllables (i.e. what is the last sound in the word “bus”, “game”, “sun”).
- Trouble learning and remembering letter sounds.
- Hesitant and laboured reader, especially when reading aloud.
- Relies on visual “look and say” approach to reading.
- Difficulty catching on to phonics (letter-sound rules).
- Uses the context of the story and picture cues to identify words.
- Difficulty decoding unfamiliar words via letter-sound rules.
- Tends to confuse words that look alike (e.g. was/saw, for/from, the/that, place/palace).
Refer the Resources section of this website for The Dyslexia Checklist