Michele Chisholm: 801-870-3965   /   michelelchisholm@yahoo.com  /   Salt Lake City & Orem, UT  /  Dyslexia Tutor / Reading Tutor

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Warning Signs

 

A parent is often the first person to recognize a child's reading problem.  Knowing what signs to look for can help you determine whether to investigate further.  Below is a list of key warning signs for the most common language-based learning disability- dyslexia.

 

GENERAL:

  • Family history of reading difficulty

  • Delayed speech

  • Apprehension about attending school

 

IN PRESCHOOL:

  • Mixing up sounds in long words (such as bisgetti instead of spaghetti)

  • Trouble rhyming words

  • Persistent left/right confusion

  • Difficulty learning to tie shoes

  • Trouble memorizing the alphabet, home address or phone number

 

IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

  • Reversing letters after the first grade

  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading

  • Frequent guessing at unknown words

  • Trouble remembering sight words

  • Terrible spelling

  • Slow, non-automatic handwriting

  • Difficulty finding the correct word when speaking

  • Especially messy bedroom, backpack, or desk

 

IN MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL:

All of the above, plus:

  • Limited vocabulary

  • Extremely poor written expression

  • Poor grades in many classes

  • Inability to master a foreign language

  • At risk for dropping out of school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

To schedule a  consultation call:

1-801-870-3965

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