How to detect dyslexia in a child? 13 signals

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific and persistent cognitive disorder . This means that it is continuous, it is not a stage but a characteristic, and that it affects a specific aspect of learning that occurs in children who do not present any physical, psychological or sociocultural handicap, and whose origin seems to derive from a neurodevelopmental alteration . Few parents detect it although it is relatively frequent. It is often confused with delayed learning, lack of maturity or limited reading-writing ability.

If you have doubts about your child, see if it is hard for him to write or recognize letters or symbols. The dyslexic child finds it difficult to transform images into sounds, which is why the first symptom usually appears when he begins to learn to read and everything gets complicated for him. It is very important to diagnose it in time to be able to treat it, because if not, there is a risk that the child will end up being a misfit at school with the consequent behavior problems that this entails.

And don’t worry, it’s just a different perception of the world, being dyslexic has nothing to do with intelligence or effort.

Signs that your child may have dyslexia:

  1. Problems with the order of the sequences: days of the week, months, years.
  2. Omission or improper placement of letters when writing.
  3. Lack of concentration and attention.
  4. Difficulty learning the alphabet and multiplication tables.
  5. Trouble remembering the name of things.
  6. Manual skill over linguistics.
  7. Difficulty learning to read and write.
  8. He expresses himself much better speaking than writing.
  9. Poor reading comprehension, you need to read the text several times to assimilate.
  10. He is compulsive with order or extremely messy.
  11. He has poor motor coordination and poor balance.
  12. He is creative and imaginative.
  13. Learn best by experimenting, doing things with your hands.

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Dyslexia as a positive. It’s possible?

Ron Davis, in his book The Gift of Dyslexia , tells us that thinking in images of a dyslexic is 400 to 2000 times faster than verbal thinking and is also much more complete, deep and broader, because an image better fits what a word wants to express or mean.

This is a good start but there is more: when learning is experimental, a person with visual thinking (dyslexic person) will be able to understand more quickly than a person with verbal thinking. Many dyslexic adults end up having jobs that require spatial capacity , such as architecture, design, sculpture … because they visualize the projects before doing it without difficulty.

They tend to be more intuitive than other people , thanks to the mental images they use that avoid long deduction processes. For example, they can know the answers to mathematical problems without worrying about the conventional steps to follow, they do not need to use a pencil and paper. It is actually a highly developed type of reasoning. Einstein’s theory of relativity came to him as an intuition: for him the concept was simple, for a normal person it is almost incomprehensible.

They are also more curious than most people, because their thinking goes faster and they use all their senses to recognize their surroundings. There have been in history many dyslexic geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci or Walt Disney, for whom dyslexia was not rejected but used for their personal evolution.

So if your child has diagnosed dyslexia, take advantage of their abilities and use them to an advantage in their life, because they surely can be.

Thank you very much for posting so many interesting things, thanks to you we discovered that my son is dyslexic. Since last year it was detected and we started therapy … THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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Thanks to you Noel for visiting us. It is a satisfaction for us to be able to help all parents and the entire teaching community with our articles and materials.

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Good morning. Although there are indicators of possible dyslexia from an early age, from what moment can it be diagnosed.
Thank you so much

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Thank you very much for offering us the possibility to ask questions or comment on our concerns!
Our oldest grandson is dyslexic, he was detected last year (7 years old), in second grade; The first year was very hard for him, as he was treated at school as distracted, inattentive, dispersed, etc.
In 2016, his teacher called the parents, to make a diagnosis and it resulted in “dyslexia”; He started a therapy with a psycho-pedagogue and things got better! He was encouraged, rewarded and insentient and he got achievements !!!
Our concern is, how will this school year be, with your new teacher, will you receive the information of the diagnosis made last year? If this is not the case, how should we proceed at school? since his “self-esteem” is still very low !!!
Thank you very much!
Ely Pernas

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Thank you Carolina for spreading this information. I am dyslexic, and my formal education was very torturous since the teachers knew little about it. Today I am a film director and I capitalize on my ability to think with images, when the technicians despair and cannot understand what we are going to do I can already see it and guide them !!

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My son has dyslexia and we detected it when he was 3 years old, I have been taking courses and working together with professionals for ten years, it can be achieved I did it when this was not known. But it can be improved is effort and support in everything. Thank you

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Hello, how could they diagnose being so small? Do you know what tests they applied?

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Hello, what an interesting article. Thanks for sharing. How do I tell if my baby is dyslexic? She is four years and seven months old, when writing numbers like fifteen she usually precedes five to one, or even flips it… is this a sign that she is dyslexic? Thanks in advance for your reply…

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