Should My Child Be Evaluated for Dyslexia?
Definition of Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by
poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
(Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003, p. 2)
Individuals with dyslexia may show difficulties in the following areas:
For a more detailed list of red flags, possibly indications of a language based learning disability, broken down by age see “Clues – Signs of Dyslexia” by Yale’s Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.