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Signs & Symptoms

You may be dyslexic if you...
  • Read slowly and with much effort
  • Are often the one to solve the problem
  • Can’t spell; have messy handwriting
  • Your writing shows terrific imagination
  • Have trouble remembering dates and names
  • Think out-of-the box, grasp the big picture
  • Have difficulty retrieving and pronouncing spoken words
  • Have excellent vocabulary and ideas
Source: ©The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, 2016
The PreSchool Years
  • Trouble learning common nursery rhymes.
  • Difficulty learning (and remembering) the names of letters in the alphabet.
  • Seem to be unable to recognize letters in his or her own name.
  • Mispronounces familiar words; persistent "baby talk."
  • Doesn't recognize rhyming patterns like cat, bat, rat.
Source: Overcoming Dyslexia ©Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Clues - Signs of Dyslexia

One in five individuals is dyslexic, and most are not diagnosed. Dyslexics generally have above average IQs and are 2E or Twice Exceptional. With the use of brain imaging we are now capable of watching the brain at work - thinking, speaking, reading and remembering. We can now identify the neural circuits responsible for reading development and dyslexia, and implement multisensory methods proven to teach reading to the dyslexic. The dyslexics of the world have great gifts to offer and bright futures! Some well known dyslexics include Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Dyslexic children/individuals are often made to feel embarrassed and unintelligent, when in fact they are brighter than most.

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