Do any of your pupils struggle with spelling, writing, reading or mathematics? Do they not progress as quickly as their classmates – or worse, not seem to progress at all? There are obvious inconsistencies in these individuals, many of them exhibiting abilities alongside weaknesses. You have been teaching well and hope that, like other pupils in your class, this child will improve their basic skills over time; but you see little or no change.
How can you tell if they might be dyslexic? Look out for the following signs, but remember: not all dyslexic children have the same cluster of difficulties and abilities. Watch out for strengths in areas of creativity and/or highly developed verbal skills.
Take a look at our checklist - remember this is not a diagnostic list but designed to give you guidance when observing a child