Warning Signs of Dyslexia


  • 20% of population is Dyslexic (1 out of 5)
  • There is specific treatment for Dyslexia.
  • Dyslexia can be diagnosed confidently and accurately.

If your child has 3 or more of the following signs and symptoms call your child’s doctor for possible referral to MMPT.

In Preschool & Kindergarten

  • Delayed speech
  • Mixing up the sounds and syllables in long words
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Severe reactions to childhood illnesses
  • Late establishing a dominant hand (Past age 5)
  • Difficulty learning to tie shoes (Past age 5)
  • Trouble memorizing the alphabet
  • Can’t create words that rhyme
  • A close relative with dyslexia

In Elementary School

  • Dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read)
  • Letter or number reversals continuing past the end of first grade
  • Extreme difficulty learning cursive
  • Terrible spelling
  • Often can’t remember sight words (they, were, does) or homonyms (their, they’re, and there)
  • Constant confusion of left versus right
  • Trouble with math (memorizing multiplication tables)
  • Trouble memorizing a sequence of steps
  • Trouble memorizing their address and phone number
  • Trouble with Directionality
  • Word finding problems by incorrectly labeling items/objects “whatyamacallits”, “thingies”, etc.
  • Common sayings come out slightly twisted
  • Difficulty telling time with an analog clock (clock with hands)
  • Slow, choppy reading:Skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)
  • Ignores suffixes
  • Can’t sound out unknown words
  • Poor organization

In High School

All of the above symptoms plus:

  • Limited vocabulary
  • Extremely poor written expressionPoor grades in many classes

In Adults

Education history similar to above, plus:

  • Slow reader
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Trouble spelling
  • Difficulty putting thoughts onto paper


  • Dreads writing memos or letters
  • Still has difficulty with right versus left
  • Often gets lost, even in a familiar city
  • Sometimes confuses b and d, especially when tired or sick


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