Warning Signs of Dyslexia:

If your child has 3 or more of the warning signs listed below, there is an indication that he/she may have characteristics of dyslexia.

In Preschool:

  • delayed speech
  • mixing up sounds and syllables in long words
  • chronic ear infections
  • severe reactions to childhood illnesses
  • late establishing dominant hand
  • difficulty learning to tie shoes
  • trouble memorizing their address, phone number, or alphabet
  • can't create words that rhyme
  • a close relative with dyslexia

In Elementary School:

  • Dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read)
  • Letter or number reversals continuing past the end of 1st grade
  • Extreme difficulty learning cursive
  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading 
  • Terrible spelling
  • Can't remember sight words
  • Difficulty telling time with a clock with hands
  • Trouble with Math (memorizing multiplication tables, sequence of steps, directionality)
  • When speaking, difficulty finding the correct word
  • Extremely messy bedroom, backpack, and desk
  • Dreads going to school (complains of stomach pains or headache)

In Middle and High Schools:

  • For more information regarding warning signs, please contact the office.