Making a Difference, One Person at a Time.
Preschool signs of Dyslexia
- Trouble learning common nursery rhymes, such as “Jack and Jill”
- Difficulty learning (and remembering) the names of letters in the alphabet
Seems to be unable to recognize letters in his/her own name
Mispronounces familiar words; persistent “baby talk”
Doesn’t recognize rhyming patterns like cat, bat, rat
A family history of reading and/or spelling difficulties
- Cannot sound out even simple words like cat, map, nap.
- Does not associate letters with sounds, such as the letter b with the “b” sound
Activities and Life
- If you ask for a spoon, your child hands you a fork.
- Difficulty attaching labels to objects and symbols.
- Difficulty following directions- you ask your child to get his coat and shoes and he only brings a coat.
- Trouble following lengthy directions, may only hear the first and the last part.
- Needs frequents reminders to follow rules and routines
Source: Overcoming Dyslexia © Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D.
- A great imagination
The ability to figure things out
Eager embrace of new ideas
Getting the gist of things
A good understanding of new concepts
A larger vocabulary for the age group
Enjoyment in solving puzzles
Talent at building models
Excellent comprehension of stories read or told to him