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Some of the Indicators for Dyslexia

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These are just some of the indicators that your child could be Dyslexic – gifted and creative, but sometimes struggling to reach their full potential. Many of these symptoms can be present for other reasons than Dyslexia.Image

– Initial excitement about school dwindling, resulting in stressful days at school, coming home exhausted, often not having eaten anything

-Appearing bright and intelligent, but unable to succeed at school, even though trying hard

– Fast thinker, fast talker, but often slow to read and write, or unable to do so at year level

– Creative ideas for writing, but trouble putting in the spaces between words, spelling correctly or using appropriate grammar, not using punctuation marks

– Relying heavily on the pictures in the book, guessing the words

– Zones out, daydreams, exhibits a distorted sense of time

– Great difficulty in sounding out words, or understanding phonics

– Spelling or writing correctly one day, but not the next

– Trouble reading the small words, often more so than big words

– Good problem solving skills and can show a lot of attention in areas of interest, but difficulty to focus or remain focused at school, easily distracted

– Right-left confusion, and/or sense of direction

– High IQ, but poor self-esteem and a tendency to cover up their limitations

– Highly creative and artistic, showing musical, mechanical, mathematical aptitude

-Profound visual memory, often seeing the big picture, rather than the detail or a slower sequential process

– Spatial strength, organisational weakness, trouble with concepts of times, sequence and order

– Sophisticated sense of humour or class clown

– Tendency to omit words, skip lines, substitute or guess words

– Poor handwriting, trouble holding a pencil correctly

– May appear hyperactive, disruptive, or frustrated

– Confusion with shapes and number patterns, as well as mathematical symbols

– Difficulty with concept of time, telling the time, or guessing how much time has passed

– Active mind, but easily distracted, often to avoid the task at hand

– Finding it hard to memorize lines, poor working memory, generally to remember things

– Anxious, confused, displaying emotional outbursts in frustration

– Imaginative, with a pronounced sense of satire and intuition

The list could go on.

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Author: Barbara Hoi

I am working with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses and have opened a centre to expand Sydney Dyslexia to another location right on the beach at the Entrance North. I have written two books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time' and 'Nurturing the Secret Garden') as I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field.

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