Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dyslexia and common characteristics

Does your child exhibit some of the following characteristics? If so, they may be Dyslexic.
  • Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.
  • Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations. 
  • Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.
  • Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying. 
  • Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem. 
  • Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision. 
  • Reads and rereads with little comprehension.
  • Spells phonetically and inconsistently. 
  • Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.
  • Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.
  • Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue). 
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