What Is Dyslexia? The most common thing about dyslexia, is everyone is affected by it differently. Dyslexia is like a fingerprint, uniquely designed. Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning difference that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. If you were to look at an image of brain activity, you'll find the brain of a dyslexic person doesn't light up in three areas when reading, that are lit up in a typical brain. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms that result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Dyslexic people are usually very bright and have an average or higher IQ. Students with dyslexia often experience difficulties with both oral and written other language skills, such as writing, and pronouncing words and writing. Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. If you or your child has 3 or more of these signs, we can help them learn to read and feel confident in school. Don't worry, with proper intervention you or your child will learn how to be successful. We provide private tutoring for students from first grade to adulthood. If you want to schedule a comprehensive screening CLICK HERE. We provide tutoring services for students who struggle learning math traditionally.
Common Signs of Dyslexia: In Preschool Delayed speech Mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words Chronic ear infection Constant confusion of left versus right Late establishing a dominant hand Difficulty learning to tie shoes Trouble memorizing their address, phone number, or the alphabet Can’t create words that rhyme A close relative with dyslexia
In Elementary School Dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read) Letter or number reversals continuing past the end of first grade Extreme difficulty learning cursive Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading: Guesses a word based on shape or context Skip or misread prepositions (at, to, of) Ignores suffixes Can’t sound out unknown words Terrible spelling Often can’t remember sight words (they, were, does) or homonyms (their, they’re, and there) Difficulty telling time with a clock with hands Difficulty with math: Memorizing multiplication tables Memorizing a sequence of steps When speaking, difficulty finding the correct word: Says lots of “whatyamacallits” and “thingies” Common sayings come out slightly off Extremely messy bedroom, backpack, and desk Dreads going to school, doing school work or homework: Complains of stomach aches or headaches May have nightmares about school
In High School All of the above symptoms, plus: Limited vocabulary Extremely poor written expression large discrepancy between verbal skills and written compositions Unable to master a foreign language Difficulty reading printed music Poor grades in many classes May drop out of high school
In Adulthood All of the above symptoms, plus: Slow reader May have to read a page 2 or 3 times to understand it Poor speller Difficulty putting thoughts onto paper Dreads writing memos or letters Still has difficulty with right versus left Often gets lost, even in a familiar city Sometimes confuses b, d and p especially when tired or sick Passes up an opportunity for a job promotion, because fear of taking a test.