Dyslexia Symptoms to Look For When Testing at Different Stages

Did you know that 1 in 5 people suffers from dyslexia? Dyslexia is a common learning disability that can primarily affect the ability to accurately read, write, spell and speak. Although these factors are not the only skills that can be affected by dyslexia. This condition also affects the ability to process information. People with dyslexia may find it challenging to process and remember what they see or hear.

Hence, this can affect learning in general. Dyslexia is not a result of issues with intellect, vision, or hearing. Rather, it is a result of individual differences in the parts of the brain that processes language. These difficulties associated with dyslexia don’t determine a dyslexic’s overall intelligence.

Dyslexia is often a genetic condition and that’s why it runs in families. If a member of your family has dyslexia, you’re more likely to have it as well. Dyslexia can be mild, moderate, or severe. Mild dyslexia is often easy to overcome and may even go unnoticed. People with a more severe case of dyslexia may have a problem overcoming it.

If dyslexia is left untreated, it may also result in social problems such as anxiety, low self-esteem, withdrawal from loved ones, and behavioral problems. Children with dyslexia have higher chances of having ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and children with ADHD may also be at high risk for dyslexia.

It can be difficult to detect any sign of dyslexia before a child starts schooling but some early signs may indicate the possibility. Many children and young adults still succeed in school with special education programs and tutoring. According to Mayo Clinic, there is no cure for dyslexia, however, early diagnosis and invention can result in the best outcome.

Western Psychological Services have put together this infographic that gives insights into dyslexia symptoms to look out for when testing at different stages.

Read on to learn more!


Characteristics of Dyslexia to Look For When Testing at Different Ages


If you enjoy this infographic, read here for more childhood disorders that parents should be aware of.



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