What is Dyslexia?
As defined in Texas Education Code §38.003. ... Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.
Signs of Dyslexia:
- 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
- Frequently adds and/or forgets letters in a word
- Remembering simple sequences, for example names of people, telephone numbers
- Difficulty understanding rhyming words
- Recognize words that begin with the same sound
- Easily clap hands to the rhythm of a song
- Show understanding of right-left, up-down, front-back
- Sit still for a reasonable period of time
- Have difficulty with handwriting
- Other members of your family having similar problems
- Dreads verbal instructions
- Difficulty keeping place when reading
Common Characteristics of Dyslexia Include:
- Often gifted and creative
- Difficulty rhyming words and sounds
- Poor sequencing of numbers (12 for 21) and words (was for saw)
- Poor spelling
- Avoids reading aloud
- Difficulty organizing ideas to speak or write
- Avoids writing tasks
- Left/right confusion
- Slow to memorize alphabet and math facts
- Reading comprehension difficulties
- Trouble following oral instructions
- Appearing restless or easily distracted
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