Dyslexia in the Classroom

 Dyslexia in the classroom can manifest itself in many ways. Your child may have:

  • Trouble with sequencing. (telling time, days of the week)
  • Trouble with “critical symbols”.     (d-b-p-q / m-w / u-n / 6-9 / h-v /
  • Trouble forming letters with a clockwise (rather than counterclockwise) motion.
  • Trouble keeping up with his peers. He/She works slowly.
  • Fall apart under time limits and pressure.  
  • Repeated anxiety issues and not wanting to go to school.
  • A lack of confidence and tell you they don’t feel “smart” or “I don’t know how to read.”

A trained, experienced teacher should be able to see these signs. It is important that you communicate with the classroom teacher to share things you see at home compared to things she sees at school.

What should you do next? See the tab Getting Help