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Understanding Dyslexia With Waystone Psychology

The most typical association of dyslexia is difficulty learning to read. It has an impact on a child’s capacity to identify and control linguistic sounds. Decoding new words or breaking them down into digestible parts that they can subsequently sound out is difficult for children with dyslexia. This makes it challenging to read, write, and spell. They may make up for this by memorising words, they might struggle to understand unfamiliar terms and may take longer to recall even those they are familiar with.

Dyslexia is characterised as a gap between a student’s ability and achievement, not as a reflection of the child’s intelligence. For the first few grades at least, some children with dyslexia are able to stay up with their peers with a little more work. However, they start to have issues in the third grade, when they need to be able to read rapidly and fluently in order to keep up with their work.

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Dyslexia Diagnosis And Evaluation

If your child isn’t meeting expectations for reading, an evaluation can be requested to determine whether there is an accomplishment gap. The evaluation will test your child’s intellectual capacity and reading proficiency. It should also eliminate any further plausible reasons, such as environmental variables or hearing impairment.

An evaluation can be carried out by a psychologist, a neuropsychologist, a reading specialist, a speech and language therapist, an educational evaluator or a school psychologist. Additionally, you can use this evaluation to advocate your child’s interests and secure the resources and accommodations they might require.

Early intervention is crucial to help children catch up and to improve their fragile self-image, which is harmed by continued academic difficulty and peer comparisons. Reach out to our psychologists today if you think your child might be dyslexic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder in Canada, challenging individuals to link letters to sounds. It leads to difficulties in reading, spelling, and word confusion, unrelated to vision or cognitive abilities. Early detection is crucial, as dyslexia can persist into adulthood. If you suspect that you or your child has dyslexia, contact us today.

What are the Symptoms of Dyslexia Before School Age?

Early signs of dyslexia in young children include delayed speech, limited vocabulary, pronunciation difficulties, and challenges in naming letters, numbers, and colors. Struggles with nursery rhymes and rhyming games are also early indicators, highlighting the importance of early recognition. Learn how Waystone can help identify early signs of dyslexia.

What are the Symptoms of Dyslexia in School-Age Children?

School-age children with dyslexia often show delayed reading skills, difficulty processing spoken information, memory issues, and need prolonged time for reading and writing. They might avoid reading-related activities, underscoring the importance of early support. Waystone will assess, discuss and explore symptoms and possible causes.

What are the Symptoms of Dyslexia in Teens and Adults?

Dyslexia in teenagers and adults manifests as reading difficulties, spelling challenges, problems with word pronunciation, and requiring extended time for reading and writing tasks. Struggles with summarizing stories and learning foreign languages are common, necessitating ongoing support.

What are the Possible Causes of Dyslexia?

Dyslexia’s causes are multifaceted, including genetic factors evident in family patterns. Neuroimaging studies show brain differences in dyslexic individuals, especially in areas related to reading and language processing. Waystone can assist in working on areas for improvement & coping strategies.