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You are an adult who has been having reading and spelling problems your whole life and have been wondering if you are dyslexic. How can you know for sure?
How can you help? Where do you start? The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek word, dys meaning poor or inadequate and the word lexis meaning words or language and it is used as a general term to cover many different learning problems.
If you or your student has been diagnosed as "dyslexic", it does not have to mean that you have a learning disability but rather a right-brained learning style that can be managed and used very effectively. Start with the following Dyslexia Check List to discover which of the learning problems you, your child or your student have.
You and your student should work together to check off the learning problems. Also we have some guides for assessing at the end of the checklist. If you have any questions about the checklist or need further support please email us at sales dyslexiavictoria.
Mixes up letter order in words: Confuses verb tenses may mix up: Continues having many reading problems as they move through the grades. Does not seem to understand what he or she has read. Does not understand fractions, percentages or decimals.
Has difficulty with spelling, punctuation, grammar and writing. Cannot focus on a few ideas at a time, so cannot stay on task. Is a poor speller. Is unable to use the abstract concepts of time, money, measurements, fractions, percentages and other mathematical concepts. Has problems following verbal and written directions.
Does not stay on task well and gives up easily. Has difficulty picking out the main points in a paragraph or essay.
Tends to go off on tangents when discussing or writing about a topic. Cannot focus or present thoughts in a logical order such as when trying to write a paragraph.
Must be given full, exact instructions that explain the entire concept of an assignment.
Tends to have hand printing that is disjointed. Mixes capitals with lower case letters. Uses both printing and cursive script in the same word or sentence.
Thinks and communicates best when moving about or handling objects.
Confuses shapes of letters with other letters. Experiences letter and word reversals both writing them or reading them "dall" instead of ball, "qack" instead "pack".
Changes the spelling of words with each use. Spells phonetically as they hear the words pronounced. Omits or adds consonants and vowels to words. Spells orally but not be able to pick out the written word in context or a spelling list.
Reads slowly, lacks comprehension of what was read.Use this free printable of the lowercase letters to help build letter awareness through alphabet activities, matching games, and more.
A few summers ago, the little guy started showing interest in letters and shapes, so I put together a learning activities binder to store some laminated printables that I made. Since then, there have been lots of comments and requests for a printable that.
When you mix up or substitute existing letters, you are using a cipher. (I told you the difference was fuzzy, and you can combine codes and ciphers by substituting one word for another and then mixing up the result.).
Is your kid bored with all her board games? The silly mix up monster game is sure to please any young learner. Kids get practice with counting and following directions as they make their way across the board and collect monster head, bodies, and feet.
At this point in the year, we haven’t yet gotten to writing letters. However, we’re gearing up to write to our Pen Pals very soon! This paper helps kids follow the proper format of a formal letter.
Because cursive writing has fewer letters that can be reversed, such as /b/ and /d/, it is harder to mix up letters. Accommodations Some suggestions for teachers include. Story Characters Write to "Dear Abby Students play the roles of a book character and an advice columnist in this activity involving writing friendly letters and solving problems.