Child is experiencing problems...they may have some or all of these symptoms..
Reading is slow and awkward
Does not seem to be able to easily associate the sound with a letter
Complains about how difficult reading is
Cannot sound out words
Does not understand that words come apart
Avoids reading out loud
Family history of reading problems
Early identification is important
It is really important to first get hearing and eyesight checked. Some educators/psychologists may equate difficulties in reading to lack of focus. Beware that there is a disturbing trend in the USA to medicate children to improve their ability to focus. The Center for Disease Control states that there have been no long term studies of the emotional effects of medication on children. Medication will not help a child learn how to read; a structured Orton-Gillingham approach reading program and a trained teacher will.
Impacts of dyslexia
When you can’t seem to do the things other people find easy
Start to believe it when people tell you you’re lazy or stupid
But when you stop trying there is no hope of success.