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Common Dyslexia Warning Signs
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  • October 24, 2017
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Common Dyslexia Warning Signs

Learning Foundations Executive Director, Rafael Scarnati was at Daytime at Nine to talk about the Common Warning Signs for Dyslexia.  There are many myths about dyslexia that are getting in the way or early diagnosis and intervention.

As part of National Dyslexia Awareness Month, we want to share some common early warning signs for dyslexia.  Dyslexia is present in approximately 15%-20% of the population in the United States and is significantly underidentified within the public school system.  If your child shows some of the following warning signs, call (210) 495-2626 to learn more about how to get your child tested for dyslexia.

In Preschool:

  • Delayed speech well past the first 12 months
  • When speaking, mixes up sounds or syllables in words (pasgetti, aminal, liberry, etc)
  • Frequent ear infections and/or tubes
  • Often gets left and right confused
  • Difficulty learning to tie shoes
  • Trouble rhyming words

In Elementary School:

  • Inconsistent handwriting, letter formation, letter spacing and letter placement
  • Letter or number reversals continue after middle of 1st grade
  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading
  • Guesses words based on shape or picture clues
  • Trouble sounding out unknown words

If you noticed 3 or more of these warning signs in your child, call (210) 495-2626 right away to get started on the path to identification.  Early identification of dyslexia is key to teaching your child to become a confident reader and speller.