Important Videos

 Could It Be Dyslexia?

 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students

 Barton System 20 Minute Demo

 Dyslexia 411

 

Books

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 Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems ay Any Level By Sally Shaywitz, M.D. 

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock L. Eide M.D. M.A. and Fernette F. Eide M.D.

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Websites

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

Understood.org

 

Warning Signs of Dyslexia

 

If a child has 3 or more of the following warning signs, it could be dyslexia. To learn more about dyslexia, please visit Bright Solutions for Dyslexia.

 

In Preschool

 

• delayed speech

 

• mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words

 

• chronic ear infections

 

• stuttering

 

• constant confusion of left versus right

 

• late establishing a dominant hand

 

• difficulty learning to tie shoes

 

• trouble memorizing their address, phone

 

number, or the alphabet

 

• can’t create words that rhyme

 

• a close relative with dyslexia

 

In Elementary School

 

• dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting

 

that is difficult to read)

 

• letter or number reversals continuing past the end of

 

first grade

 

• extreme difficulty learning cursive

 

• slow, choppy, inaccurate reading:

 

– guesses based on shape or context

 

– skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)

 

– ignores suffixes

 

– can’t sound out unknown words

 

• terrible spelling

 

• often can’t remember sight words (they, were, does)

 

or homonyms (their, they’re, and there)

 

• difficulty telling time with a clock with hands

 

• trouble with math

 

– memorizing multiplication tables

 

– memorizing a sequence of steps

 

– directionality

 

• when speaking, difficulty finding the correct word

 

– lots of “whatyamacallits” and “thingies”

 

– common sayings come out slightly twisted

 

• extremely messy bedroom, backpack, and desk

 

• dreads going to school

 

– complains of stomach aches or headaches

 

– may have nightmares about school

 

In High School

 

All of the above symptoms plus:

 

• limited vocabulary

 

• extremely poor written expression

 

– large discrepancy between verbal skills

 

and written compositions

 

• unable to master a foreign language

 

• difficulty reading printed music

 

• poor grades in many classes

 

• may drop out of high school

 

In Adults

 

Education history similar to above, plus:

 

• slow reader

 

• may have to read a page 2 or 3 times to

 

understand it

 

• terrible speller

 

• difficulty putting thoughts onto paper

 

– dreads writing memos or letters

 

• still has difficulty with right versus left

 

• often gets lost, even in a familiar city

 

• sometimes confuses b and d, especially when

 

tired or sick

 

Reprinted with permission from Susan Barton, founder of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia.

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