Warning Signs And Symptoms Of Dyslexia That Can Make You Sicker

The signs and symptoms of dyslexia differ from person to person. Each individual with the condition will have a unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Some of the most common signs of dyslexia are outlined below.

Pre-school children

In some cases, it’s possible to detect symptoms of dyslexia before a child starts school.

Symptoms can include:

  • delayed speech development compared with other children of the same age (although this can have many different causes)
  • speech problems, such as not being able to pronounce long words properly and “jumbling” up phrases (for example, saying “hecilopter” instead of “helicopter”, or “beddy tear” instead of “teddy bear”)
  • problems expressing themselves using spoken language, such as being unable to remember the right word to use, or putting sentences together incorrectly
  • little understanding or appreciation of rhyming words, such as “the cat sat on the mat”, or nursery rhymes
  • difficulty with, or little interest in, learning letters of the alphabet
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