What is Dyslexia?

Learn about Dyslexia, the most prevalent type of learning disability.
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Updated on: January 4, 1998
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Characteristics of students with dyslexia change over time, depending on the grade level and/or stage of reading that the individual has reached. The following are some signs of dyslexia at different grade levels.


At this stage, children are developing the underlying oral language base necessary for learning to read. Signs that indicate possible difficulties with reading acquisition include:

  • delay in talking
  • difficulty in recognizing and producing rhymes
  • difficulty remembering rote information such as letter names (also phone number and address)
  • difficulty remembering and following directions

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