Clues to Dyslexia in Early Childhood
Difficulty with word recognition, difficulty with phonemic awareness, difficulty with fluency, and difficulty with reading comprehension are all key signs of dyslexia in early childhood.
Dyslexia is a disorder of reading that affects about 5% of the population. It is characterized by difficulties with word recognition, difficulty with phonemic awareness, difficulty with fluency, and difficulty with reading comprehension.
Many children with dyslexia struggle with word recognition from an early age. They may have difficulty understanding the sounds that makeup words and may have a hard time distinguishing between similar-sounding words. This can lead to difficulty with reading comprehension and, as a result, difficulty learning to read.
Children with dyslexia may also have difficulty with phonemic awareness. This refers to the ability to correctly identify the sounds that makeup words. Dyslexia often affects children in the early stages of language development, so they may not be able to correctly decode words that they hear. This can lead to problems with reading fluency and comprehension.
Children with dyslexia may also have difficulty with reading speed. This is a measure of how quickly a person can read. Because dyslexia often affects fluency and comprehension as well as speed, these skills may be slow to develop for children with dyslexia.
Finally, dyslexia can also lead to difficulty with reading comprehension. This means that a person with dyslexia may not be able to understand the written material that they are reading.