Find out if a child has key indicators of dyslexia
The Phonological Deficit
Most people with dyslexia have difficulty hearing the individual sounds in words.
They may have trouble with rhymes, or with hearing that ‘goat’ contains 3 sounds.
This problem is the key indicator of dyslexia.
Eye Tracking Problems
To read you need to be able to focus both eyes on the same letter, and then scan across the page.
Often children with reading problems have difficulty controlling their eye movements. This means that when they read, most of the time they are looking at the wrong letter.
How quickly your brain works.
People with dyslexia often have slow processing speed which means they may need longer to do tasks.
Especially they may need longer to think about things.
How much information you can hold in your brain at once.
Poor working memory makes it hard to remember a sequence of instructions, or to do multi-step problems in your head.
The ability to distinguish sounds.
Can they hear the difference between words that sound similar. For example bet and vet.