Problems Caused by Dyslexia

Having Dyslexia can bring many disadvantages and many disabilities.

Here is a list of some of disabilities and disadvantage that come with Dyslexia: 

  • Difficulty to recall the right words in a sentence,
  • May suddenly forget what he or she is talking about,
  • Motor skills for your child at a young age will not be at the grade that is average for their age. They will develop slowly as a child,
  • May have difficulty to remember facts
  • May have difficulty to read body language and facial expressions at an early age, may excel in later in life
  • May have difficulty understanding jokes,
  • May have difficulty adjusting to new settings and the environment
  • May have difficulty with open questions,
  • May work slowly
  • May have problems to grasp concepts
  • May miss-read information
  • Getting confused with left or right and even or odd numbers,
  • May have trouble with emotions, which can bring on Panic Attacks,

These are only problems, which show an insight into the way your mind works. Here is the reason for the problems, which can bring new light for you for strengths with an expansion and tips to over-come the problems: –


  • Difficulty to recall the right word in a sentence,

A problem with Dyslexia is that the person and especially the Dyslexic students have difficulty to recall the words use. This word can be so simple. The student will also find in difficult to find the right word to describe an object or situation in depth or in general conversion

Tips – before speaking, just have a think of what you want to say. Listen to other who you are speaking to and listen to their wording. So you can use some of the terms.

  • May suddenly forget what he or she is talking about,

This is because the Dyslexic student will or would have been thinking to fast thinking of too many pictures at once. Then the Dyslexic student then turns to his or her thought to another subject.

Tip – when you are thinking fast and lowing concentration of your thoughts slow down and Re-think for a minute. Think of some key point that you want to make when thinking.

  • Fine motor skills may develop slowly for a small Dyslexic child.

This is not a problem because as a Dyslexic person knows, it takes time for them to learn. Especially as a Dyslexic child. Some of these skills may not be working as well. But these skills can improve to become their strength and what they should be.

Tips – as a Dyslexic infant, the young child should be allowed and will like to learn the environment or their selves.

The environment is: –

  • Sights,
  • New situations
  • New setting
  • With new people.

Them selves –

  • Sounds,
  • Noises
  • Sights
  • Feeling

This is also like a normal. But Dyslexic child should be allowed to do this more because this is how the

Dyslexic learns more.

To improve their learning skill play games with the child. Games like ‘hiding-seek’. To build on these skills. At an older age, games like cards – solitary, mix and match. To improve this motor skill, play a game with a time limit. This will make the child concentrate more and hopefully improve. Give the child time.

  • May have difficulty to remember facts

This is a common problem with Dyslexic students, especially in lessons. Normal lesson in school is for the chid listen to facts and figures. These facts and figure will be throne at you the student to remember and make notes.


  • Ask the teacher to slow down to your speed of understanding- this will also help other students in the class
  • Borrow a friends work, so you can copy the work you missed, so you can keep up.
  • Have your friend email the work to you that you have missed.
  • For extra work make a list of fact for each topic in each subject.
  • May say things to others, but the words may seem stupid.

Especially for Dyslexic students, it will happen mostly with their friends and family. But the Dyslexic person is right in what they are saying because of their understanding in their Picture thinking.

Tips – when talking, you should be able to tell that you are thinking to fast and you able to see that you are getting confused. Stop and think slower and take your time.

  • May have difficulty to read body language and facial expressions at an early age,

It takes time for a Dyslexic person to learn body language. When with friends and family watch how they use and show them-selves in their body language when talking. Look at their hand movements and facial movements. When at the age of having a partner learns how they work this body movement? Learn how you express yourself, by acting a scene in a mirror.

  • May have difficult understanding jokes,

It is not the joke that Dyslexic people, especially children at a younger age have problems with, but the understand of the content and the wording.

Don’t feel worried that you have trouble, laugh with the joke when said and in your own time play the joke back to your-self by thinking in pictures as each part of the joke as a different scene.

  • May have difficulty adjusting to new settings,

This can be a problem, but it just takes time to adjust to anything in life. The new settings for a student might be a new school or college, or perhaps even moving house.

Tip – when in a new location. Try to meet someone to speak to. Speak to the person you are either sitting next to or the next door neighbors. It is always best to make the first move. Just make a small comment to start a conversion or even ask a question about the school or street or the area.

Go and look around the area by yourself. But the first time you go and look around the place that you have little knowledge of, take a friend.

  • May have difficulty with open questions,

This is not because they don’t have the answer, the problem is when the Dyslexic child has trouble putting the picture from the mind into word  to describe the answer to the question that  they need to answer.

Tip – think of the picture to the question in your mind. And think of the picture as simply as you can in terms and word. From explain the answer slowly and easily in word so everybody can understand you. Don’t rush what you are trying to say.

Your problem will begin when you rush the answer because you will then have your words muddled up and what you are trying to say will become more difficult.

  • May work slowly

This can be a problem at school or college. So explain to your teachers that you have trouble keeping up. But inform them that you don’t have a problem understanding it.

Tip – Explain your type of Dyslexia and speak to a teacher who you feel that he or she can understand you, who maybe able to help you. So the teachers can go and speak to teacher to help you in other lessons.

The teacher will be acting as a ‘go-between’ for you and the teachers.

The most important thing is that you understand the work and not how much work you do. If the teacher is complaining, ask if you can take the work home to finish.

  • May have problems to grasp concepts

It can be a large problem with Dyslexic students. So when this problem occurs, speak to the teacher who teachers you in the lessons and ask for extra home work. But in class, ask for help, this can even help the other students in the class, This is because teacher will be going over the subject and the topic twice and the student will be getting the information more in depth in the memory. You could even ask a friend to explain it to you. If you are having real trouble with the work, ask another member of staff to help, the teacher should teach the same.

  • May miss-read information

This is the biggest problem, because the Dyslexic student is trying the concentrate on your reading of each word. And then miss-read the information or the concepts.

Tip – read the information twice. Even write the piece of the information out yourself and simplify it in your own notes.

  • Getting confused with left or right and even or odd numbers,

This can cause a few problems in normal every day life especially with the left and right.

Odd and even numbers are only really a trouble in early education in maths.

  • May have trouble with emotions, which can bring on Panic Attacks,

For a Dyslexic person it is easy to build up emotion, but it best not to. Try and find a friend who you can trust and talk to. Try and find a friend to talk to openly. See if the friend can give you advise. Even talk to a older brother or sister. Maybe a member of the family likes a gram-mother or cousin. Don’t ‘bottle’ your feelings up. They can cause a lot of problems later in life and your education.

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