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Part 4 of a 6 Part Series about Dyslexia

Today is part 4 of my 6 part series of facts about dyslexia. If you have any questions, you can comment here or send me an email at jacobhammackracing@hotmail.com.

 

Am I Dyslexic?

 

Below is a list of some characteristics of dyslexia. Everybody may have one of these, but dyslexics usually have several which persist over time and can affect their learning.

 

>difficulty in learning and remembering the names of letters.

 

>trouble following a series of directions.

 

>trouble with before/after, yesterday/today/tomorrow, right/left, etc.

 

>trouble thinking of the name of an object.

 

>trouble identifying rhyming words.

 

>trouble learning the sounds of letters.

 

>tend to flop the order of letters in words.

 

>have trouble spelling the same words over and over.

 

>have trouble comprehending what they read silently or orally.

 

>tend to have very sloppy handwriting.

 

>may do well on weekly spelling tests, but will have many spelling mistakes on daily work.

 

>have difficulty remembering lists, facts, dates, names, telephone numbers, etc.

 

>are distracted by visual or auditory stimuli.

 

>usually follow a downward trend on test scores and school performance.

 

>tend to be inconsistent in their schoolwork.

 

>their teachers will say they are lazy and need to try harder.

 

>tend to take hours doing their homework.

 

>may do well in math until they begin word problems.

 

>tend to have difficulty with math vocabulary and concepts.

 

>may be diagnosed ADHD.

 

>may have difficulty with fine motor skills.

 

>tend to be very disorganized and sloppy.

 

>have a poor sense of time.

 

>may forget their homework over and over.

 

>can become overwhelmed when too much is going on around them.

 

>can seem to tire very quickly when reading.

 

>will sometimes say a word while reading that has no relation to the printed word.

 

>often omit parts of words when reading.

 

>may react incorrectly to what is said to them.

 

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