Dyslexia Checklist

In Preschool:

___ Delayed Speech
___ Mixing up the sounds & syllables in long words
___ Chronic ear infections
___ Severe reactions to childhood illnesses
___ Constant confusion of left versus right
___ Late establishing a dominant hand
___ Difficulty learning to tie shoes
___ Trouble memorizing their address, phone number, or alphabet
___ Cannot create words that rhyme
___ A close relative with Dyslexia

In Elementary and Beyond:

___ Dysgraphia (slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read)
___ Letter or number reversals continuing past the first grade
___ Extreme difficulty with cursive
___ Slow choppy inaccurate reading
___ Guesses based on shape or content
___ Skips or misreads prepositions (at, to, of)
___ Ignores suffixes
___ Cannot sound out an unknown word
___ Extremely poor spelling
___ Often cannot remember sight words (i.e. they, were, does)
___ Often cannot remember homonyms (i.e. their, they’re, there)
___ Difficulty telling time on a clock with hands
___ Problems in math:
        ___ Memorizing multiplication tables
        ___ Memorizing a sequence of steps
        ___ Directionality
___ Difficulty in finding the correct word
        ___ Lots of “whatchamacallit” & “thingies”
        ___ Common sayings come out slightly twisted
___ Extremely messy bedroom, backpack, and desk
___ Dreads going to school
        ___ Complains of stomachaches and headaches
        ___ May have nightmares about school
___ Large discrepancy between verbal and written skills