Dyslexia Symptoms

Dyslexia affects the reading and visual abilities and can cause people to see letters backwards, upside down, jumbled together, bunched together, and more. Some can suffer from other symptoms that make it hard for them to write or spell, although they can read perfectly without any problems.

The unusual thing about dyslexia symptoms is that it is not caused by poor vision. A person’s vision can actually be 20/20 while they are suffering from dyslexia. Even though they can see straight, however, the mind interprets what the eyes are seeing as twisted versions of what it really is. This is sometimes known as an optical illusion.

Anyone can check if they have dyslexia from the large inventory of dyslexia symptoms that are available. If they have at least ten of the symptoms of dyslexia, they should go and get it diagnosed by a professional doctor. These symptoms include trouble with writing or copying. This could be a failure in gripping the pencil or illegible, strange handwriting. If clumsiness and uncoordinated actions accompanies it, these together are also definite signs of dyslexia. Being poor at ball sports and team playing are also sometimes a symptom of dyslexia.

Some writing and motor symptoms also include being ambidextrous or confusing left and right as well as down and under. Difficulty telling time, managing time, being on time, is sometimes a part of dyslexia when combined with other symptoms. Counting is also difficult for the dyslexic. More dyslexia symptoms include failing word problems and algebra problems continually but having excellent long term memory for experience, locations and faces. Poor memory for facts and information are also dyslexia symptoms.

One thing to remember is that there are many young children who do see letters backwards, or put them backwards. But in ages like five or under, this is only normal. These young children sometimes do it for fun or simply because they’re not old enough to see it or realize it and put it in the correct order. So, don’t be too concerned if your five-year-old is showing some dyslexia symptoms. Chances are, he or she will grow out of it and you’ll have no future problems along the road.

Other Dyslexia Symptoms

  • Difficulty with reading and writing
  • Low self esteem
  • Can come across as immature, careless or lazy
  • Daydreams, goes off at a tangent
  • Disorderly, behavioural
  • Late developer
  • Sensitive to foods, chemical products, additives
  • Deep or light sleeper
  • Bedwetter
  • Emotionally sensitive
  • Headaches whilst reading
  • Problems with vision, but nothing clinical found
  • Sees movement whilst reading or writing
  • Spells phonetically and inconsistently.

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