Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms Checklists
The signs and symptoms are listed under four headings
- Reading Difficulties
- Spellings Difficulties
- Writing Difficulties
- Non-language Difficulties
While Reading Does your Child:
|Read in a hesitant manner?
|Run his/her finger underneath the line?
|Lose his/her place when reading?
|Skip words/lines when reading?
|Insert words that are not there?
|Re-read the same line again?
|Read some words backwards?
|Complain of tiredness after reading for a period of time?
|Complain of headaches/nausea after reading for a period of time?
|Complain of words blurring or moving?
|Cover/close one eye when reading?
|Move his/her head excessively while reading?
|Exhibit sensitivity to glare or sunlight while reading?
|Read in a monotone voice?
|Remember the content of the story s/he has read?
While Writing Does your Child:
|Have difficulty writing along a ruled line?
|Have difficulty keeping to the margin?
|Confuse similar letters: b/d?
|Mirror write letters or numbers?
|Lose the point of the story being written?
|Have lack of or inappropriate use of punctuation?
|Omit words/letters or put in the wrong order?
While Spelling Does your Child:
|Forget spellings after a period of time?
|Have difficulties sounding out words?
|Have difficulty breaking down longer words into constituent parts?
|Insert/omit letters when spelling?
|Confuse similar sounding words?
|Appear competent when spelling orally but have difficulty with spelling during free writing?
|Have difficulty writing down a word even when it is dictated?
Does your Child:
|Confuse left and right?
|Have difficulty following a set of oral instructions?
|Have difficulty remembering the months of the year or days of the week in the correct order?
|Have difficulty remembering Maths tables?
|Exhibit poor concentration skills?
|Get easily distracted?
|Have difficulty copying down from the board?
|Have difficulty learning to tell the time?
|Show signs of clumsiness?
|Have poor self image or low self-esteem?