What are some signs of dyslexia?

A common perception is that dyslexics read or spell words backwards; however, this is a specific, and rather uncommon manifestation of dyslexia. According to the International Dyslexia Association, some of the common signs of dyslexia are difficulties:

•Learning to speak

•Organizing written and spoken language

•Learning letters and their sounds

•Memorizing number facts

•Spelling

•Reading

•Learning a foreign language

•Correctly doing math operations

Some other signs common in younger children are:

•Difficulty reading single words, such as a word on a flashcard

•Difficulty learning the connection between letters and sounds

•Confusing small words, such as at and to

•Letter reversals, such as d for b

•Word reversals, such as tip for pit

•Difficulty rhyming

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