Signs of Dyslexia in Pre-School Children
- History of slow speech development.
- Difficulty learning nursery rhymes.
- Finds phonological difficulty with the selection of the odd one out e.g. cat: pig: fat.
- Slow in name finding.
- Some dyslexic children enjoy being read to, but show no interest in letters or words. Others have patience for sitting and listening.
- Difficulty with two or more instructions at one time (due to weak memory system) but well able to carry out tasks when presented in smaller units.
- Difficulty keeping simple rhythm.
- May not crawl but walks early.
- Persistent difficulty in dressing.
- Difficulty with shoe laces, buttons, clothes the right way around.
- Difficulty with catching, kicking or throwing a ball.
- Difficulty with hopping and skipping.
- Excessive tripping, bumping into things and falling over things.
- Difficulty with distinguishing left from right.