Does your child have dyslexia?

Enrichment Therapies

October 4, 2016

 

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence.  It includes difficulty with spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, sounding out words, pronouncing words, and understanding what one reads.

Do you notice any of these symptoms with your child?
 
Reading Problems?
  1. Tired after reading for a short period of time
  2. Skips lines, loses place on page, rereads lines
  3. Reading out loud is not fluent and smooth
  4. Substitutes words with similar meanings or that are similar looking
  5. Makes up part of the story based on pictures or context clues
 
Spelling Problems?
  1. Inserts or deletes letters when spelling while still using the same first and last letters (tail becomes trail)
  2. Has difficulty copying words from the board to their paper
  3. Misspells common words (said, there, and does)
 
Sequencing Problems?
  1. Difficulty remembering the entire alphabet and phone numbers
  2. Difficulty following spoken instructions
  3. Difficulty following instructions with more than one step
 
Handwriting Problems?
  1. Irregular shaped letters
  2. Write letters in the wrong direction
  3. Improper use of uppercase and lowercase letters
  4. Poor spacing between letters, words, and sentences
  5. Confuse letters with similar shapes (d-b, m-w, and n-u)

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center is now offering Dyslexia Evaluations. Please click here to contact us with any questions or concerns!

 

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center has locations in the Iowa City, IA area and Des Moines, IA area. We provide individual speech-language therapy and tutoring as well as offering small group academic programs.  At Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center our passion is to help kids achieve effective communication skills and gain academic success.  Contact us for more information on how we can help your child succeed.

info@enrichmenttherapies.com

740 Community Drive, Unit A

North Liberty, IA 52317

319-626-2553

 infodm@enrichmenttherapies.com

5530 West Pkwy, Suite 300

Johnston, IA 50131

515-419-4270

 

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