Dyslexia

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific reading disorder that affects a persons ability for learning that is unrelated to their intelligence.  The symptoms vary from person to person and no 2 people will have the same set of strengths and weaknesses. Undiagnosed dyslexia can be responsible for life long low self esteem, underemployment.

What are the symptoms?

It is more common for dyslexia to be picked up at an early age now but there are many adults who remain undiagnosed. The symptoms can present themselves differently at different developmental stages but here are some of the things to look out for:

Pre-school

  • Delayed speech
  • Difficulty in remembering the names of familiar objects
  • Difficulty learning nursery rhymes

Primary School

  • Difficulty learning to read, write and spell
  • Difficulty sequencing things such as the alphabet or months of the year
  • Difficulty telling left from right
  • Persistent and continued reversing of letters
  • Lack of confidence in school work
  • Appears bright and alert in other areas of their life

Secondary School

  • Poor comprehension of text
  • Inconsistent spelling
  • Difficulty planning and writing essays
  • Confuses verbal instructions, places, times and dates
  • Frustration and disengagement with school
  • Disorganised in home and school

What are the therapies that can help? 

If you are concerned that your child has dyslexia you can contact us to discuss how a specialist assessment can diagnose the disorder.

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