Somewhere between four and five percent of the population. It is estimated that there are about 375,000 pupils in the UK with dyslexia and a total of some two million people w…ho are severely affected. (MORE)
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If you have several of these indications, further investigation should be made. You may be dyslexic or there may be other reasons. 1. Persisting factors There are many persist…ing factors in dyslexia, which can appear from an early age. They will still be noticeable when the dyslexic child leaves school. These include: .
Obvious 'good' and 'bad' days, for no apparent reason, .
Confusion between directional words, e.g. up/down, in/out, .
Difficulty with sequence, e.g. coloured bead sequence, later with days of the week or numbers, .
A family history of dyslexia/reading difficulties. 2. Pre-school . .
Has persistent jumbled phrases, e.g. 'cobbler's club' for 'toddler's club' .
Use of substitute words e.g. 'lampshade' for 'lamppost'. .
Inability to remember the label for known objects, e.g. 'table, chair'. .
Difficulty learning nursery rhymes and rhyming words, e.g. 'cat, mat, sat' .
Later than expected speech development. Pre-school non-language indicators. .
May have walked early but did not crawl - was a 'bottom shuffler' or 'tummy wriggler'. .
Persistent difficulties in getting dressed efficiently and putting shoes on the correct feet. .
Enjoys being read to but shows no interest in letters or words. .
Is often accused of not listening or paying attention. .
Excessive tripping, bumping into things and falling over. .
Difficulty with catching, kicking or throwing a ball; with hopping and/or skipping. .
Difficulty with clapping a simple rhythm. 3. Primary school age. .
Has particular difficulty with reading and spelling. .
Puts letters and figures the wrong way round. .
Has difficulty remembering tables, alphabet, formulae etc. .
Leaves letters out of words or puts them in the wrong order. .
Still occasionally confuses 'b' and 'd' and words such as 'no/on'. .
Still needs to use fingers or marks on paper to make simple calculations. .
Poor concentration. .
Has problems understanding what he/she has read. .
Takes longer than average to do written work. .
Problems processing language at speed. Primary school age non-language indicators: .
Has difficulty with tying shoe laces, tie, dressing. .
Has difficulty telling left from right, order of days of the week, months of the year etc. .
Surprises you because in other ways he/she is bright and alert. .
Has a poor sense of direction and still confuses left and right. .
Lacks confidence and has a poor self image. 4. Aged 12 or over. As for primary schools, plus: .
Still reads inaccurately. .
Still has difficulties in spelling. .
Needs to have instructions and telephone numbers repeated. .
Gets 'tied up' using long words, e.g. 'preliminary', 'philosophical'. .
Confuses places, times, dates. .
Has difficulty with planning and writing essays. .
Has difficulty processing complex language or long series of instructions at speed. Aged 12 or over non-language indicators: .
Has poor confidence and self-esteem. .
Has areas of strength as well as weakness. (MORE)
It is possible that he was dyslexic, although it is impossible toprove. Hitler loved art and propaganda but when he was in officefound it difficult to make decisions and despi…sed the details ofadministrative policy which bored him. (MORE)
The word "dyslexia" means literally abnormal words . The adjective is dyslexic. A dyslexic person (suffering from the condition dyslexia) will have difficulty in reading, …writing and spelling, caused by incorrect mental processing. A dyslexic person may have trouble matching letters to sounds, distinguishing letters, or organizing letters into words. The condition can be slight or it can be severe, but it will usually respond to any of several specialized programs of educational instruction. (see the related question) (MORE)
There are tons of ways to teach a dyslexic. You can have them read everything. From road signs, to nutrition labels, and have them read aloud to you every night. You can also …use green goggles, a way of making the brain correct itself without using drugs, its simple, but can sometimes be expensive. Good luck! (MORE)