Pre-Schooler (Ages 6-12  years)

Dyslexia has nothing to do with a child’s intelligence. There are many strengths associated with Dyslexia, and they are just as common as some of the difficulties experienced. Children who may have Dyslexia should be identified and assessed as early as possible. This checklist is free and confidential. It may help you spot Dyslexia signs and help decide if the results merit further professional testing.  

Signs that a School-age child  may have dyslexia include:

1. Has parents or siblings who have/had Dyslexia? (Dyslexia often runs in families).
2. Reads slowly, leaving out small words and parts of longer words when reading aloud.
3. Use words that sounds similar to the right words but has a different meaning (like saying “distinct” instead of “extinct”).
4. Produces messy work with many crossings out. Has difficulty with organisation (eg, story writing, books and belongings, homework).
5. Has excellent thinking skills in the areas of conceptualization, reason, imagination, and abstraction.
6. Has a surprising level of maturity with a large spoken vocabulary for their age.

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