Is My Child Dyslexic?

If you suspect your child may have dyslexia, below are a series of signs to be aware of. You may also want to consider a consultation and assessment with a qualified specialist. 

A young person with dyslexia may:

  • Struggle with learning even simple rhymes
  • Have a speech delay
  • Have trouble following directions
  • Repeat or omit short words such as and, the, but
  • Find it difficult to tell left from right

In school, children with dyslexia are likely to:

  • Have difficulty sounding out new words
  • Lack fluency compared to other children their age
  • Reverse letters and numbers when reading (read saw as was, for example)
  • Find it difficult to take notes and copy down words from the board
  • Struggle with rhyming, associating sounds with letters, and sequencing and ordering sounds
  • Stumble and have difficulty spelling even common words; frequently they will spell them phonetically (hrbr instead of harbor)
  • Avoid being called on to read out loud in front of classmates
  • Become tired or frustrated from reading

Dyslexia affects children outside of school as well. Kids with dyslexia may also:

  • Find it difficult to decode logos and signs
  • Struggle when trying to learn the rules to games
  • Have difficulty keeping track of multi-step directions
  • Struggle with getting the hang of telling time
  • Find it especially challenging to learn another language
  • Become incredibly frustrated, which can affect their mood and emotional stability

It's important to remember that everyone can learn to read. However, kids with dyslexia require more practice, support at home, and the correct approach to reading instruction.

Rally Reader is here to help with support at home. Designed to do everything a concerned parent would do, and more, Rally Reader exists to ensure that your child never has to struggle alone. Our AI helps identify error words, and offers encouragement with celebration badges.