What Are Dyslexia Symptoms?

Learn About Symptoms of Dyslexia

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Dyslexia symptoms are a broad range of characteristics that range from mild to severe. Not all individuals will demonstrate every possible symptom of dyslexia. Below is a list of the most common symptoms of dyslexia:

  • Developmental delays can be early symptoms of dyslexia.
  • Symptoms of dyslexia may include early fine or gross motor difficulty such as in drawing, copying, awkward pencil grip, and ability to discriminate between left and right.
  • Delays in development of expressive and receptive language skills can be early symptoms of dyslexia.
  • Dyslexia symptoms can include difficulty in correct pronunciation of multi-syllable words and forming sentences that make sense.
  • Difficulty in remembering and using appropriate names of common objects and familiar people can be a symptom of Dyslexia.
  • Difficulty copying, learning, and recognizing letters and words can be a symptom of dyslexia.
  • Understanding the connections between letters, sounds, and words is typically a problem.
  • Symptoms of dyslexia may also include the omission of sounds , mis-ordering of the syllables of words, and the inability to perceive rhyming words.
  • Dyslexia symptoms can also be seen in other areas of child development including low-self esteem, memory, executive functioning, processing speed, difficulty making and keeping friends, and behavior problems.

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