Does your gut tell you something’s not quite right with your child?
Have you been wondering if he or she may have a learning difference such as dyslexia?
Does he or she show any of the common signs and symptoms of dyslexia?
While many children have a few of these dyslexia traits, if you see several, it may be time to have your son or daughter tested.
And please, do not let yourself become fearful or upset if your child does show several of these signs. Dyslexia help for your child is out there, and it doesn’t have to be forever. We can help, and the sooner we can start, the better.
Here are several common signs and symptoms of dyslexia often seen at home…
Not listening when you talk – for example, if you tell him about your day, you get no reply or you can tell he is distracted.
He may ask you to repeat what you said, even though you know he heard you. Or he responds in slow motion.
If your child does listen, he cannot remember large chunks of what you’ve said, especially at the beginning of the talk.
Or perhaps he misunderstands what you say, even if it’s about a topic he’s familiar with.
If you ask him to retell a story he knows well, he mixes up the order or has difficulty finding the words he wants to use. He has extra trouble with adjectives or adverbs.
He acts as if he doesn’t wish to talk.
When you’re in the store, he has a hard time following directions. For example, if you ask him to go two aisles to the left and get some cereal, he hesitates or goes two aisles to the right.
When you ask him what time it is, he can’t tell you.
If you ask him to bring you four potatoes, you get three or five.
His room is unorganized.
Or perhaps your child’s teacher has noticed some of the following issues in the classroom…
She daydreams rather than participating in class.
She gives wrong answers, even when the teacher is certain she knows the right ones.
She has trouble understanding or following directions.
When she’s called on in class, she freezes and forgets what she was going to say, especially if the room is noisy.
Language in general gives her trouble, especially phonics and spelling.
She acts out when she feels like she’s doing poorly.
She is physically clumsy.
Hand-eye coordination tasks, such as writing legibly, picking up papers, or throwing and catching a ball at recess, are difficult for her.
She confuses math signs and adds when she should subtract, or she multiplies when she needs to divide.
She knows a fact or a concept one day and cannot remember it the next.
She doesn’t know how to prioritize her work.
As I said before, many of these signs and symptoms of dyslexia are also signs and symptoms of being a kid. We’re looking for patterns. Does he or she show many of these signs often?
If you feel you need dyslexia help for your child, Books Neural Therapy™ can turn his or her life around. For more information, call us to set up a no-charge consultation or an appointment.