Symptoms of dyslexia start showing when a child has problems with reading, listening, math and generally following instructions in school. Often taken for a developmental issue that will sort itself out later on, speech is a factor that could be an early sign of dyslexia.
A child with dyslexia will have problems with multi-syllabic words, since the sounds he hears are quite muddled in his head. He will have trouble understanding a full sentence, and his speech will be hesitant, cluttered and at times, too fast.
Another early symptom of dyslexia is the auditory processing disorder, which means the child’s brain processes all audio information differently than a normal child. A dyslexic child will also have trouble with terms like on/off, and such terms will cause a lot of confusion in his mind. As the child understands that he has a speech problem, he will start getting uneasy about opening his mouth. This fear of incorrect speech causes some children to become exceptionally reticent, while others may show symptoms that are exactly the opposite. The child will display nil organizational skills and will have trouble understanding the concept of time or adhering to it.
Some other early symptoms of dyslexia are having trouble with learning the alphabets, retrieving words, identification and generation of words that rhyme, correctly counting the syllables present in words, identifying the sounds of letters, making out the difference between words that would similar, relating any given word with its exact meaning, problems with hearing and manipulating words.
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