Early warning signs of dyslexia
Speech And Language
- Word-naming problems
- Word mispronunciation
- Jumbling words
- Poor use of syntax
- Hesitate speech
- Needs frequent presentation of a word before being able to use it accurately and consistently
- Some children will be very poor at drawing, alternatively they could be the total oppersite and very good with colour.
- They may find it difficult to sort beads by shapes
- Have difficultly in learning to dress themselves, putting clothes on inside out and not remembering which comes first, a vest of shirt, as well as difficulty with buttons and button holes.
- May put their shoes on the wrong foot as well as have difficulty in learning to tie their laces
- They struggle with turning on and off taps, and have difficulty in turning door knobs.
- They may find doing jigsaw puzzles or making models difficult.
- They find it difficult to use a pair of scissors
- They will find it difficult to trace
- They may not be able to use a rubber effectively
- They tend to hold a pencil awkwardly
- Learning to do a tie will be extremely difficult
Gross Motor Skills
- They find hopping difficult
- They constantly bumping into people and objects
- They have tendency to knock things over or to drop things
- Learning to ride a bicycle can be a tortuous process
- Setting the table may be difficult – knives and forks may be put on the wrong side
- Learning to swim can be difficult for some children, especially the breaststroke.
- Playground games may be difficult, especially if they involve words such as left/right, up/down, backwards/forwards and front/behind.
- Learning to dance may be difficult for some children.