Location: England UK and Philippines
Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher Boy who could not read
Things to look out for with dyslexia – If you think your child may be dyslexic or is having problems with reading, etc. ask yourself these questions:
Do they have difficulty following a list of instructions?
Do they often spell the same word differently?
Do they often confuse letters and numbers, such as B for D or 9 for 6?
Are they clumsy in some respects, but very good in others – manipulating and building things like with Lego, for example?
Do they confuse left and right?
Do they have a poor concentration span?
Do they seem to have balancing problems?
If you or your child have some or all of these problems, it is important to seek advice sooner rather than later. Remember, most dyslexic children actually have high IQs and can become extremely frustrated with themselves, especially if they have parents and or teachers who are ignorant to the problem or will not accept it and just condemn the child as stupid or lazy.
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Location: Colorado, United States
Position: Classroom Teacher
Wow! Thanks for the insights into dyslexia! This makes me wonder about one of my students… I’ll have to research a little more and see if there are a few things I can do to help him be less frusterated!