Dyslexia In language

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The child has problems:

  • Composing and structuring sentences correctly.
  • Expressing himself in clear terms.
  • Using verbs at the right tenses.

In general, his expression and verbal comprehension are still poor, much behind his mental capacity.

3.2 In reading

The child often reads in a hesitant, mechanical way, and therefore he finds no pleasure in reading; school subjects in different fields are difficult for him.

This happens due to the fact that all the child’s effort is focused on deciphering the words, and he can hardly infer their meaning.

If the reading is done silently, it might become comprehensive, but if the child has to read loudly, various problems will appear.

Shows difficulty in using a dictionary, and also in learning the alphabetical order of the letters, as well as any other topic that implies a certain order, like the months of the year, the multiplication table, etc.

3.3 In writing

The motor aspect still shows a certain level of awkwardness.

Muscle stiffness and fatigue occurs frequently.

Calligraphy is irregular and unsophisticated. Some of the letters are almost identical. Writing is largely undeveloped, and the size of the letters varies a lot.

His spelling is poor, there are plenty of mistakes.

Many of the mistakes characteristic to the previous level still occur: confusions, omissions, inversions, repetitions.

When writing, the child needs to make a great effort to put the sentences in order, use the right punctuation marks and express himself in precise terms.

While this stage presents a variety of different characteristics, some children still show features typical for the previous stage; this depends on several factors:

Firstly, on the mental level: children with a high intellectual capacity manage to overcome the difficulties, so their dyslexia appears greatly attenuated.

Then, on the seriousness of the disorder: a severe dyslexia, regardless of the other factors, is more difficult to overcome than a mild one.

Finally, it depends a lot on whether the child was diagnosed early and has received an adequate treatment.

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