The severity of this specific learning disability can differ in each individual but can affect reading fluency, decoding, reading comprehension, recall, writing, spelling, and sometimes speech and can exist along with other related disorders. Dyslexia is sometimes referred to as a Language-Based Learning Disability.
Signs and Symptoms
- Reads slowly and painfully
- Experiences decoding errors, especially with the order of letters
- Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text
- Has trouble with spelling
- May have difficulty with handwriting
- Exhibits difficulty recalling known words
- Has difficulty with written language
- May experience difficulty with math computations
- Decoding real words is better than nonsense words
- Substitutes one small sight word for another: a, I, he, the, there, was
#1 What’s it like having dyslexia?
This is how some people with dyslexia may view a paragraph:
#2 Variations on teapot
The first is how most people will read teapot. The others are what different dyslexic people will see, as there are many different degrees of dyslexia.
#3 Are dyslexic people stupid?
No, in fact, they can actually be very smart. This is a common misconception as people don’t know what exactly dyslexic people go through! But now you do 🙂
#4 Sometimes they feel bad…
Often, dyslexic people also feel like they’re stupid. Sometimes they even don’t know they have something called “Dyslexia” and that everyone has it, but they are the only ones that can’t get over it.
#5 Website showing dyslexia in real-time
The website below shows how some people with Dyslexia may read a paragraph. See how much you can read, then you can truly know what your friend with dyslexia means when they say it’s hard to read.