Common Signs of Dyslexia - Pre-school
The difficulties noted below are often associated with dyslexia if they are unexpected for the individual's age, educational level, or cognitive abilities. A qualified diagnostician can test a person to determine if he or she is truly dyslexic.
* May talk later than most children.
* May have difficulty pronouncing words, i.e., "busgetti" for "spaghetti", "mawn lower" for "lawn mower".
* May be slow to add new vocabulary words.
* May be unable to recall the right word.
* May have difficulty with rhyming.
* May have trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, colors, shapes, how to spell and write his or her name.
* May be unable to follow multi-step directions or routines.
* Fine motor skills may develop more slowly than in other children.
* May have difficulty telling and/or retelling a story in the correct sequence.
* Often has difficulty separating sounds in words and blending sounds to make words.