WHAT IS A READING DIFFICULTY?

According to Mayo Clinic, reading difficulties also known as dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language.

Dyslexia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

SIGNS OF READING DIFFICULTIES

Language

  • Had difficulty learning the alphabet, numbers and days of the week

  • Trouble staying on topic

  • Getting or staying interested in stories or books

  • Understanding the relationship between speaker and listener

  • Has trouble pronouncing words correctly

  • Learning and correctly using new vocabulary words

  • Has/had difficulty rhyming words

Reading

  • Naming letters

  • Recognizing letters and matching letters to sounds

  • Learning to read

  • Accurately blending letter sounds within words

  • Recognizing and remembering sight words

  • Remembering printed words

  • Learning and remembering new vocabulary

  • Skips words when reading

 

 

 

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