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Re: Learning problems with daughter. (Long)

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Posted by Phil on September 09, 2003 at 09:28:12:

In Reply to: Learning problems with daughter. (Long) posted by Kelly M on September 09, 2003 at 04:24:05:

Has she been tested for dyslexia? An otherwise bright, happy child who does well in 1 on 1 environment, but struggles a bit in the group could mean something is up. Here's a short "checklist" I found on the web:

Dyslexia Checklist:
If the answer to most of the following questions is 'Yes' it would be wise to seek advice:

All ages
Is he bright in some ways with a 'block' in others?
Is there anyone else in the family with similar difficulties?
Does he have difficulty carrying out three instructions in sequence?
Was he late in learning to talk, or with speaking clearly?

Ages 7-11
Does he have particular difficulty with reading or spelling?
Does he put figures or letters the wrong way e.g. 15 for 51, 6 for 9, b for d, was for saw?
Does he read a word then fail to recognise it further down the page?
Does he spell a word several different ways without recognising the correct version?
Does he have a poor concentration span for reading and writing?
Does he have difficulty understanding time and tense?
Does he confuse left and right?
Does he answer questions orally but have difficulty writing the answer?
Is he unusually clumsy?
Does he have trouble with sounds in words, e.g. poor sense of rhyme?

She's not "thick" if she has this condition, by the way. Some of the brightest people I know are dyslexic. There are even more than a few dyslexic celebrities - Tom Cruise, Bruce Jenner, Carl Lewis, I thought I heard that Jay Leno is too... but I may be wrong.

All the best to you!

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