Symptoms of dyslexia can vary considerably from person to person. Two people with dyslexia can have noticeably different presentation, symptoms and unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Signs and symptoms of dyslexia usually start in early childhood but it can be difficult to diagnose the disorder before your child enters school. However, there are several early symptoms which may indicate a problem.
Signs and symptoms which indicate that your child may be at risk of dyslexia include:
At school, the teacher may notice a problem even though s/he may not be able to diagnose if the child has dyslexia. But this indicates that the child should have further assessment done by a child psychologist or other health professional in order diagnose the underlying disorder. Symptoms usually become more apparent as the child grows older. Symptoms which indicate your child may have dyslexia include:
Symptoms of dyslexia may at times not be recognised in children and hence these people may continue to have the problem in their teens and even as adults. The symptoms in teens and adults are almost similar to those in children. Although intervention at a younger age improves outcome, it is never too late to start treatment for dyslexia. The common symptoms of dyslexia in teens and adults include:
Dyslexia is a common learning disability in children. If you think that your child’s reading and learning skills are delayed as compared to his age, consult a health professional. Treatment does not cure dyslexia but it can improve the outcome. It can prevent the problems associated with frustration due to learning disabilities such as depression, low self-esteem and behavioural problems.
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