Symptoms of dyslexia

There are many student and people who have not be found to have dyslexic. The list below, shows some traits of dyslexia.

  • May be unable to recall the right words
  • May talk later than most children
  • May have trouble interacting with peers
  • Fine motor skills may develop more slowly than in other children
  • May be unable to follow multi-step directions or routines
  • May be slow to learn new skills, relies heavily on memorizing without understanding
  • May have trouble remembering facts
  • May have poor fine motor coordination
  • May have difficulty planning
  • May avoid reading aloud
  • May have trouble with word problems in maths
  • May have slow or poor recall of facts
  • May have difficulty making friends
  • May not understand body language and facial expressions of others
  • May have trouble with non-literal language like jokes
  • May forget to hand in homework or to bring in homework
  • May have difficulty with planning and time management
  • May not adjust to new sittings or to change
  • May have trouble answering open-ended questions on tests
  • May have poor memory skills
  • May work slowly
  • May have poor grasp of abstract concepts
  • May misread information
  • May hide their reading problems many subterfuges
  • Reads a word and then fails to recognise it further down the page
  • Confuses left and right
  • Usually clumsy
  • Poor handwriting
  • Very good work one day and trips up over every word the next day
  • poor short term memory
  • Can’t master tying shoes
  • May have difficulty pronouncing words
  • May have trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, days of the weeks, colours shapes, how to spell and write his or her name
  • Difficulty telling or retelling a story
  • When writing
  • letter reversals – d for b (dog for bog)
  • word reversals – tip for pit
  • Inversions – m and w, u and n
  • Transpositions – felt and left
  • Substitutions – house and home



  • May avoid writing
  • Awkward pencil grip
  • Trouble telling or learning the time
  • Problems using daily planner


The list of symptoms will help you come to conclusion if someone or a student might be dyslexic. This list is just a list, the best way is to have a potential dyslexic person is to be officially tested.

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