Most likely, by this stage, you have Googled the signs of dyslexia. However, it is always helpful to refresh your memory with a quick reminder of what dyslexia looks like. We have compiled a go-to reference list for you that contains the more common signs and other signs that on their own would not necessarily characterise dyslexia but can also present. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
Some of the more common signs:
Trouble remembering the sounds and names of letters
Confusion of letters and words that look somewhat alike (e.g. b/d, p/q, m/w, n/u, was/saw, cat/act, from/form).
Skips small words or guesses a word based on the first letter and length of the word.
Trouble sounding out words
Trouble with sight words
Difficulty telling time
Can confuse left and right
And then, these can also present:
Can have difficulty with sequencing processes (such as maths)
Can have difficulty with organising and planning in all areas of daily life
Difficulty copying words and numbers from a book or blackboard
Often don’t get jokes, idioms and puns
Gives up easily
Mispronouncing names or words
Slow learning reading skills
Reading is very slow and laboured
Doesn’t have a strategy for decoding new words
Struggles to finish work in a timely manner