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Please answer the following questions with a YES, NO, or DON’T KNOW answer.
- Is there a family history of learning disabilities?
- Does your child have difficulty sounding out words phonetically, particularly new words. “Giraffe” as “J/Er/A/F” ?
- Does your child spell words primarily by the way they sound, rather than the way they are spelled?
- Does your child either reverse letters when writing, well after most children of similar age have stopped doing so, or leave out letters in a word (“swimng”)?
- Does your child incorrectly copy notes from the board, by missing information, misspelling, or reversing information?
- Does your child exhibit a higher verbal ability that does not seem to match their reading or writing ability?
- Does your child struggle with comprehension of age-appropriate reading material?
- Does your child struggle with solving mathematical word problems?
- Does your child struggle with multiple choice tests, due to misunderstanding or misreading details in the question, rather than lack of knowledge about the answer?
- Does your child avoid reading out loud or have difficulty reading out loud fluently?
- When reading, does your child have trouble keeping place, missing individual words or whole lines?
- Does your child make reading mistakes in letters, numbers, or grammar, such as confusing “a ” and “o ” (pat, pot); “7” and”1”; or not pausing for punctuation such as periods and commas?
- Did your child have trouble learning left and right or processing spatial directions (“Find the toy underneath the bed”)?
- Does your child have difficulty understanding multi-step processes or directions (written or oral) or learning sequenced information (example, tying shoes)?
- Does your child exhibit unusual verbal mistakes in accurately recalling names of letters or identifying objects or mispronouncing words or common phrases?
- Does your child have difficulty with fine or gross motor skills (hand writing, holding a pencil, catching and throwing a ball, team sports)?
RESULTS: If you answered YES to:
- fewer than 4 questions, it is unlikely that your child is dyslexic. Is your child falling behind in school?
- 4 to 6 questions, the possibility exists that your child is dyslexic. Read articles on uncovering a possible learning disability.
- 7 or more questions, it is highly likely that your child is dyslexic. Help your child find the reading accommodations that work for him or her.
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