What is Dyslexia? (Definition by the International Dyslexia Association). Dyslexia is a neurologically-based, often familial, disorder which interferes with the acquisition and processing of language. Varying in degrees of severity, it is manifested by difficulties in receptive and expressive language, including phonological processing, in reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, and sometimes in arithmetic. Dyslexia is not the result of lack of motivation, sensory impairment, inadequate instructional or environmental opportunities, or other limiting conditions, but may occur together with these conditions. Although dyslexia is lifelong, individuals with dyslexia frequently respond successfully to timely and appropriate intervention.
If three or more of these warning signs exist it is worth having your child tested for dyslexia
Warning Signs of Dyslexia:
People with dyslexia do not make random reading errors. They make very specific types of errors. Their spelling reflects the same types of errors.
Watch for these errors:
Types of Spelling Mistakes to look out for:
Also known as a visual-motor integration problem, people with dyslexia often have poor, nearly illegible handwriting. Signs of dysgraphia include: