Not all children with dyslexia have all of these symptoms. If your child has four or more symptoms, and there is a family history of reading or math difficulties, it is critical to seek a full psycho-educational evaluation from a psychologist who specializes in dyslexia. Not all symptoms are listed here because most children with dyslexia exhibit many of the same symptoms. However, each person is unique and have different strengths. Therefore each person should be treated as an individual when going through the diagnostic and treatment process.

Christina Seabold Fox, CALT
Certified Academic Language Therapist & Dyslexia Screening Specialist/Consultant
(703) 732 - 2657
Serving Warrenton and surrounding areas.
About Dyslexia > Signs and Symptoms
Early Signs and Symptoms:

These are important symptoms to watch out for! Dyslexia is a language processing disorder that can impact early language development. Talk to your pediatrician about your concerns, and seek out professional advice from a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. A Speech-Language Pathologist specializes in language development, articulation and fluency disorders, as well as motor-speech disorders, such as: dyspraxia. They can evaluate your child and guide you toward the next phase of intervention.

Kindergarten and beyond:

(Symptoms that may manifest or persist after Kindergarten).
A diagnostic evaluation is critical for the child and worth the investment! Once the child has a diagnosis of dyslexia, the psychologist can guide the parents toward the next step.  Dyslexia is a complex language disorder, which often times is accompanied by other co-existing conditions. The psychologist can make recommendations for treatment and can help the parents put accommodations in place to help the child feel successful in the classroom. Dyslexia can be mild, moderate or severe-profound. Depending on the spectrum of dyslexia will depend on the type of treatment.

A full evaluation should include:
What is the difference between a screening and evaluation?

A screening looks for signs and symptoms but does not diagnose a particular problem. An evaluation is diagnostic and can only be completed by a person who is licensed to diagnose learning disabilities.