What Is Dyslexia?
Parent Referral for Dyslexia
Office of Curriculum & Instruction
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.
Dyslexia: What You're Seeing in Your Preschooler
Your child frequently mispronounces words (such as "aminal" instead of "animal').
Your child doesn't talk as much or seem to know as many words as her peers do.
Delayed language development is often one of the first warning signs of dyslexia.
Has Trouble Calling Things by the Right Name
When you ask for a fork, your child hands you a spoon.
Your child struggles with learning and naming numbers, colors and the letters of the alphabet.
Dyslexia affects the way the brain processes language. This can make it hard to attach the correct labels to objects and symbols.
Struggles With Rhymes
Your child can't fill in the rhyming word in nursery rhymes (such as "One Two, Buckle My ______"
Your child doesn't recognize rhyming patterns like dog, log, hog.
Kids with dyslexia often have a hard time isolating and breaking words into individual sounds.
Can't Seem to Follow Directions
You ask your child to get her shoes and jacket, but she only gets the jacket.
Your child needs frequent reminders to follow classroom rules and routines.
Children with dyslexia may not be able to grasp all the details in lengthy commands. They may only "hear" the first or last few words.