In this article we are going to answer a really important question ” Is my child dyslexic? “
This issue of dyslexia is increasing at an alarming rate.
It’s estimated that about 20% of school-aged children are at risk for dyslexia, or what is also known as a learning disability that affects how the brain processes written language.
Some children who struggle with reading and writing may be diagnosed with dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects the way a person reads and understands words.
At what age should I worry about my kid being dyslexic?
Don’t panic it is normal that many kids struggle to learn reading for other various reasons and it may take them a quite long time than their mates but it is always a good idea to monitor our children progress to be safe.
Most children learn to read at age of 5-years old therefore, it is recommended to check if your child is dyslexic when your child is older than 6 years old.
NOTE: Some children on the other hand can begin learning to read at much earlier age with the help of early literacy programs.
Dyslexia can also interfere with spelling and grammar, which can make it hard for children to communicate their thoughts. If you think your child has dyslexia, consult a qualified educational specialist.
What are the types of dyslexia?
The 4 types of dyslexia include phonological dyslexia, surface dyslexia, rapid naming deficit, and double deficit dyslexia.
Symptoms of dyslexia in children:
In order for you to determine whether your child has dyslexia or not you have to know what are the symptoms of dyslexia. How to detect dyslexia in an early stage?
The following are 13 of the most common symptoms of dyslexia:
1- your child had a delay of speech.
2-your child can’t recognize the names of the letters.
3-your kid can’t connect letters and sounds (by asking what does this letter sounds like?)
4-if your child completely fails to pronounce a word and pronounce a very different word
5-your kid mispronounce words ex: zebra bezra
6-Can’t break words into syllables like butterfly= butter+fly
7-Poor ability to read and write.
8-have a very hard time remembering sequences and order like remembering the alphabet, days
of the week,..etc.
9-poor ability to remember rhyming songs or can’t recognize words that rhyme like cat and mat
10- poor ability to differentiate shapes of objects.
11-Poor ability to read or spell words.
12-Poor ability to understand spoken language
13-Poor ability to do tasks related to memory.
Having one of these signs may be normal but if your kid has multiple of these symptoms
you should worry.
Some Dyslexia tests to check your kid:
You can perform one of these dyslexia tests with your kid before consulting a specialist: