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This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Giavanna DeMarco 11 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #1971

    admin
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    Dyslexia impacts people in varying degrees, so symptoms may differ from one child to another. Generally, symptoms show up as problems with accuracy and fluency in reading and spelling. But in some kids, dyslexia can impact writing, math and language, too.

    A key sign of dyslexia in kids is trouble decoding words. This is the ability to match letters to sounds and then use that skill to read words accurately and fluently.

    One reason kids have difficulty decoding is that they often struggle with a more basic language skill called phonemic awareness. This is the ability to recognize individual sounds in words. Trouble with this skill can show up as early as preschool.

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    Bardrick Davis
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    One potential sign of dyslexia is when kids avoid reading, both out loud and to themselves. Kids may even get anxious or frustrated when reading. This can happen even after they’ve mastered the basics of reading. Also, signs of dyslexia can look different at different ages.

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    Giavanna DeMarco
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    A sign that I witnessed within myself showed around the time I was taking the SAT’s. I hit a “roadblock” and I could no longer compensate for my learning difference. These “roadblocks” can show up at any time during a dyslexic person’s academic career. For instance, if their reading proficiency is not on par with their grade level, let’s say around 4th or 5th grade, that may be an indicator of dyslexia. This can also be seen in other subjects such as math. Furthermore, if your student and you are spending excess time trying to grasp a concept and nothing seems to be working, this may be a “roadblock” in the middle of their road to success. Still, one cannot know if someone is dyslexic unless they are tested by a neuropsychologist that specializes in learning differences.

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