About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and match sounds with written letters and words. A neurological disorder, dyslexia is characterized by an unexpected difficulty in reading in children and adults who otherwise possess the intelligence, motivation, and oral language proficiency considered necessary for developing accurate and fluent reading.

Common Signs and Symptoms

Pre-school aged children may have difficulty grasping

  • numbers
  • colors
  • the alphabet
  • rhyming or repeating words

Elementary school students may have difficulty in

  • sounding out words
  • fluent reading
  • spelling errors
  • reversing numbers or letters
  • remembering facts and understanding arithmetic signs

Middle school students may have difficulty

  • in reading comprehension
  • spelling
  • understanding word problems
  • time management, organization and concentration

High school students may have difficulty with

  • reading comprehension
  • organizing and expressing their ideas in written form
  • comprehending and remembering complex information

This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you think your child may have a learning disability, talk to your pediatrician and/or your child’s school about performing an educational evaluation. Call or email us for more information.