What Is Dyslexia?

DISD

Parent Referral for Dyslexia

Office of Curriculum & Instruction

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What Dyslexia Looks Like!!!

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin.

Dyslexia - A Language Processing Learning Disability

Dyslexia: What You're Seeing in Your Preschooler

At Home:

Your child frequently mispronounces words (such as "aminal" instead of "animal').

Has Trouble Calling Things by the Right Name

At Home:

When you ask for a fork, your child hands you a spoon.

At School:

Your child struggles with learning and naming numbers, colors and the letters of the alphabet.

The Issue:

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

At Home:

Your child can't fill in the rhyming word in nursery rhymes (such as "One Two, Buckle My ______" 

Struggles With Rhymes

At School:

Your child doesn't recognize rhyming patterns like dog, log, hog.

The Issue:

Kids with dyslexia often have a hard time isolating and breaking words into individual sounds.

 

Can't Seem to Follow Directions

At Home:

You ask your child to get her shoes and jacket, but she only gets the jacket.

At School:

Your child needs frequent reminders to follow classroom rules and routines.

 

The Issue:

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.

Grades School & Middle School

  • Struggle with reading and spelling
  • Confuses the order of letters, such as writing "left" instead of "felt"
  • Has trouble remembering facts and numbers
  • Has difficulty gripping pencil
  • Has difficulty using proper grammar
  • Has trouble learning new skills and relies heavily on memorization
  • gets tripped up by word problems in math
  • Has a tough time sounding out unfamiliar words
  • Has trouble following a sequence of directions

 

Social Skills 

Social Skills: There are several ways dyslexia can affect students social life. Struggling in school can make your dyslexic student feel inferior around kids. They may stop trying to make new friends or may avoid group activities. Students may also have trouble understanding jokes or sarcasm.