5 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

Author: | Posted in For Teachers No comments

Dyslexia becomes much more prominent and the symptoms become much clearer when children enter a classroom setting. To help you get dyslexic children the help they need, take note of these common signs of dyslexia.

  1. Lack of Phonological Awareness

If you notice one of your students having difficulty with any of the following things, It is probable that they have trouble with phonological awareness.

  • Confusing vowel sounds
  • Difficulty rhyming
  • Chunking words in to syllables
  • Blending sounds into a whole word.
  1. Recurring Spelling Mistakes

Children and adults with dyslexia have difficulties remembering and applying spelling rules. Here are some things they may get consistently wrong:

  • Spelling words as they sound
  • Mixing up the sequencing of letters
  • Reversing the sequence of letters
  • Missing out letters
  • Using incorrect letters
  • Adding extra letters
  1. Difficulty Remembering Times Tables and Number Sequences

Finding numbers difficult to remember or forgetting rules and facts within things such as multiplication is a sign of Dyslexia.

  1. Difficulty Putting Ideas Into Writing

If one of your students has difficulty writing their ideas down on paper you may see it in the form of long rambling sentences that take a long time to put together.

  1. Reading

Students with Dyslexia will clearly have an issue with reading. You may notice this when they try reading out low and it is much slower than the other students, or they miss out words or skip lines as they read.

To find out more about ways you can help students achieve their best in primary school, sign up to Teachit Primary to get access to shared resources as well as share your own.