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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


Bright Solutions for Dyslexia


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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