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Symptoms of Dyslexia

Symptoms of Dyslexia

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dyslexia includes the 26 symptoms listed below:

  • Reading difficulty
  • Writing difficulty
  • Arithmetic difficulty
  • Normal intelligence - dyslexia is not a form of mental retardation or brain damage
  • Spelling difficulty
  • Difficulty learning new words
  • Difficulty saying rhyming words
  • Late in determining if left or right handed
  • Difficulty learning the alphabet
  • Difficulty in distinguishing sounds
  • Delayed speech development
  • Difficulty clapping a simple rhythm - pre-school
  • Lack of crawling phase during infancy
  • Difficulty with pronunciation
  • Delayed motor skills - e.g. holding pencil, doing buttons and zippers, brushing teeth
  • Reverse letter sequence e.g. ten for net
  • Awkward pencil grip
  • Avoid reading out loud
  • Hopping difficulty
  • Skipping difficulty
  • Difficulty with ball skills
  • Letters and numbers written back to front
  • Poor concentration
  • Difficulty processing language at speed
  • Poor sense of direction - primary school
  • Poor self image - primary school
  • more information...»

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Dyslexia:

These individuals typically read at levels significantly lower than expected despite having normal intelligence. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds) and/or rapid visual-verbal responding. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dyslexia Information Page: NINDS)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Dyslexia. This signs and symptoms information for Dyslexia has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Dyslexia signs or Dyslexia symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Dyslexia may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Dyslexia symptoms.


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