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I think my child may be dyslexic. What signs should I look out for?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disorder which makes it hard for some people to learn to read, write and spell correctly. 
Early symptoms of dyslexia
There are certain signs of dyslexia that you can look out for before they go to school:
  • Delays in speech
  • Problems pronouncing words
  • Difficulties learning to write their name or learning colours and shapes
  • Difficulty with learning nursery rhymes or with rhyming words
Dyslexia symptoms in primary school children
Most children are not diagnosed with dyslexia until they are in primary school or even later. The earlier dyslexia is diagnosed the lesser the impact. Here are some signs of dyslexia to look out for in older children: 
  • Mixing up letters while writing, such as "m" and "w", or "d" and "b"
  •  Issues with reading
  • Complaining of feeling dizzy, feeling sick or getting headaches when reading
  • Avoiding reading aloud in class
  • Doesn't enjoy reading
  • Issues with their handwriting
  • Finds it difficult to retell stories in the right order 
  • Reading at a lower reading level
  • Writes some words backwards, such as "was" instead of "saw" 
  • Problems learning some aspects of grammar 
Symptoms of dyslexia in secondary school children
Regardless of what age dyslexia is diagnosed at, support and education can still benefit hugely. There are a few symptoms you can watch out for in secondary school children:
  • Difficulties spelling
  • Issues with reading such as disliking reading
  • Issues with certain types of projects such as finding it hard to write summaries

More questions

Your child will have an Individual education plan that outlines exactly what services your child will receive.
Any child who received special education resources or support in primary school will almost certainly be eligible for the same support in secondary schools.
If your child has been receiving extra help in primary school it is important to look for a secondary school that will suit his needs
There are significant differences between children who are slow learners and children who have a learning difficulty?
There are lots of things you can do to help your dyslexic child develop their reading skills.
It's perfectly normal for parents of children with ADHD to worry about their child's future. 
Teenager's with ADHD will require additional support and supervision from parents to avoid behaviour problems.
There is no single, easy way to treat ADHD. Treatment is made up of a mixture of medication, parent training, counselling and a special education environment.
ADHD is generally diagnosed when a number of the symptoms outlined before the age of seven and for a period of more than 6 months. 
There are many different behaviours which are characteristic of ADHD:



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