These are some of the characteristics of a child with dyslexia:
– Spaces between words are difficult to recognise
– Print seems too small
– Reading is painstaking and takes a long time
– It is difficult to find your place if you look away
– It is difficult to keep the sequence of letters in your head
– Concentration seems short as the effort involved is great
– Maths and language learning may be difficult
– Mental processing takes longer
– It affects short-term memory, personal organisation, sense of direction
– It can affect information processing, motor skills processing, left-right orientation and time awareness
– Copying from a board is very difficult
– Low self-esteem is possible
– High verbal intelligence and articulation are likely.
If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, ERS may be able to help you.