of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham
Helping dyslexic people of all ages by providing information and support
Dyslexia - indicators in children
- The child has always seemed to be of at least average intelligence outside the school situation.
- She/He has a far greater difficulty than other children in learning to read and write.
- Teachers and parents are puzzled by the apparent gap between the child's innate ability. and the lack of ability to read and/or get things down on paper.
- Older children may read adequately, but always seem to have more knowledge in their heads than they can commit to paper.
- The child has trouble with sequencing - which leads to difficulties with multiplication tables, remembering days of the week, months of the year etc.
- The child has a problem with a string of commands, often only remembering the first one or two.
- She/He had trouble learning to tell the time, tie shoe laces and riding a bike.
- She/He had trouble learning to talk. If a good speaker, then may sometimes stumble with the pronunciation of multi-syllable words.
- The child has word finding difficulties, e.g. s/he can describe an object, but cannot remember what that object is called.
- She/He reverses letters and numbers for far longer than expected.
- There is a family history of difficulties with reading and spelling.
0300 999 1800
Community House, South Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1RH
© 2017 by Dyslexia Association of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich & Lewisham. All rights reserved.
Website designed by Trainy Days Limited