Dyslexia Symptoms

Dyslexia is a reading disorder that makes it hard for people to read and understand what they read. Dyslexia affects different people in different ways, but there are some common signs: slow reading speed, poor spelling and comprehension skills, difficulty with written expression, especially when trying to write from dictation. People who have dyslexia often also have trouble remembering sounds of letters or words or putting them together into words. 

It’s not always easy to recognize the signs of dyslexia because children may compensate for their difficulties by memorizing how to spell many commonly used words. But if you notice these symptoms in your child over time, he/she could benefit from being evaluated by a professional psychologist. The evaluation will help identify any possible symptoms of this disorder.

What is Dyslexia

In this article, we will talk about what Dyslexia is and its symptoms. Dyslexia is a learning disorder involving reading difficulties due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how letters and words are related (decoding). Dyslexia, also known as reading disability, affects areas of the brain which process language.

Is dyslexia a life threatening disorder?

Dyslexia is not life-threatening. But it will have a long term impact on the quality of life because school systems are so notoriously bad for teaching kids with dyslexia that they often won’t go into college or be able to hold jobs.

Dyslexia is a neurological (and genetic) condition that makes it hard for children to read. And even though as much as 20% of the population may struggle with some type of reading disorder, the symptoms of dyslexia can be hard to spot.
One of the very first clues to dyslexia may be delayed language. But no two dyslexics are alike, and symptoms can vary in severity and can change at different ages and stages of life.
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Symptoms of Dyslexia

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Reading Stamina

  • Not being able to read over long periods of time (age of 9-11 and 12+)
  • Feeling tired after reading even a short paragraph (age of 9-11 and 12+)
  • Reading the same page over and over (age of 9-11 and 12+)
  • Reading slowly (age of 9-11 and 12+)

Attitude Towards Reading

  • Resistance against reading (age of 5-8, 9-11 and 12+)
  • Not getting satisfied while reading (age of 9-11 and12+)
  • Not liking a book without pictures ( age of 5-8 )
  • Feeling stressed while reading or doing homework (age of 9-11 and 12+)

Phonological Awareness

  • Not pronouncing unknown words (age of 5-8)
  • Guessing or skipping words while reading (age of 5-8)
  • A dislike of reading aloud (age of 5-8)
  • Reversing letters while writing. (age of 5-8)


  • Having problems in understanding the meaning behind the text (age of 9-11)
  • Not understanding the main idea of the text (12+)
  • Unable to do tests with multiple choice questions (12+)
  • Not being able to keep the information on mind without experiencing it (age of 9-11 and 12+)
  • Having troubles making inferences from the text. (age of 9-11 and 12+)


  • Not paying attention to punctuation. (5-8)
  • Slow and choppy loud reading (5-8 and 9-11)
  • Wanting to read easier books (5-8 and 9-11)
  • Eye tracking issues (5-8 and 9-11)


  • Limited Vocabulary . (3-4)
  • Having difficulties in multi step-instructions (3-4 and 5-8)
  • Slow responses (5-8)
  • Spelling incorrectly (5-8)
  • Not participating in group discussions (3-4 and 5-8)

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Last Updated on November 13, 2021 by Patric Johnson

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