Dyslexia Minute: Common Warning Signs for Dyslexia in Children 5-7 Years Old

Hello! This week we are focusing on some of the most common warning signs for a kiddo between the ages of 5 and 7 years old. One of those common warning signs of dyslexia is left and right confusion, is the child still having this confusion at six or seven years old? Do they still have to look down at their fingers and try to determine which one is left and right? Are they having reading difficulties? Are they guessing at words based on the shape of the word or context clues of the story? Is it difficult to decode (sound out) a word? Does the child read a word on one page and then see the same word again a page later and it’s like they’re seeing it for the first time? Are they struggling with high frequency words, whether reading or spelling those words? If there is a spelling quiz or a test in school does the student struggle to retain spelling words one week to the next?

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