Signs of Dyslexia

Dyslexia affects the ability to read and write, it  can also impact on areas such as coordination, organisation and memory.

Each person with dyslexia will experience the condition in a way that is unique to them and consequently each will have their own set of strengths and weaknesses.

However, there are common signs that can help you to identify whether the difficulties being experienced could be indicative of dyslexia.

The signs of dyslexia may vary depending on the age of the child. To discover some of the common signs of Dyslexia please visit the British Dyslexia Association website here.

If you are worried about your child’s speech and language development, speak to your GP or health visitor. If you think your child may be dyslexic, discuss your concerns with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) in your child’s current setting. Early help is vital to reduce the chance of loss of confidence and low self-esteem. A child can only be diagnosed with dyslexia through a Diagnostic Assessment but these are usually only carried out from 7 years old.