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The symptoms of dyslexia vary with age. If your child has one or two of these signs, this does not necessarily mean dyslexia.
But if it has many of the points listed below it may mean that the child has to be evaluated by experts to confirm whether or not he has dyslexia.
• Inventive - think easier - faster with Images.
• Creative - Good in construction.
• Better in Oral Writing.
• Best in Practice Lessons.
• Difficulty in Transferring Thinking to Writing.
• Late in Written - Linguistic - Philological.
• Lack of Foreign Languages, especially in English.
• Difficulty in Propedia, mathematical operations.
• Difficulty in decontamination.
• Attention Deficit - Progression - Hyperactivity (ADHD).
• Reading is tedious, very slow and mistaken.
• They have difficulty recognizing-naming letters, words or objects.
• Their rhythm is monotonous - they do not color their voice.
• Difficult to read handwritten texts.
• Abbreviation of words (eg learning - learn).
• Replace words with smaller, more frequent (eg, otorinolaryngologist - doctor).
• They omit connecting words, articles, and links.
• They make grammatical mistakes, although they know the grammatical rules.
• They do not read for pleasure.
• Irregular spelling, although they know the grammatical rules.
• Awkward, insensitive and illegible writing
• Different spelling of the same word.
• Poor vocabulary
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• Skip tones and other punctuation marks.
• Very slow writing.
Other Symptoms of Dyslexia
Since dyslexia is present at birth, the symptoms of dyslexia are not limited to reading and writing, but to any other function that is run by the same brain centers and requires common reading skills such as:
• Difficulties of spatial-time sequencing - sequential actions-processes, e.g. cords tie, soccer heads, rope jump, shirt button buckle, tie knot tie.
• Seamless eye movement - Incorrect eye movement
Dyslexia is treated, mainly by personalized psycho-educational methods, only by a multidisciplinary team of specialized pedagogues, pediatric psychologists, speech therapists and occupational therapists.
• Timely and valid diagnosis,
• The understanding and acceptance of the problem by the child, his / her family and teachers,
• Their close cooperation,
• Their proper psychological support,
are the prerequisites for successful coping.
The main symptoms of dyslexia by age are:
A pre-school child (3-4 years old) can:
-Start talking later than most children.
-Have more difficulty than other children in pronouncing words.
-Do not enrich the vocabulary as quickly as new words and not be able to remember the right word for every purpose.
-To have trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, colors, shapes, how to spell and how to write his name.
-Have difficulty reciting small poems or thinking rhyme words.
-Later to develop thin motor skills. For example, a child may need more time than people of the same age to learn how to keep a pencil in writing, how to use the buttons and the zipper and how to brush his teeth.
Children from the nursery up to the age of 9-10 can:
-Have difficulty reading plain words, when they are not surrounded by other words.
-Lost to learn the connection between letters and sounds.
-To confuse small words.
-Make constant mistakes in reading and spelling
Age 10-13 years old
Children of these ages can:
-Do not do a good reading
-Change the order of letters in one word
-Do not recognize and learn prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and other aspects of reading and spelling.
-Have difficulty in spelling and write the same word in two different ways even on the same page.
-Avoid reading out loud.
-There are problems with word problems in mathematics.
-To have difficulty in writing or to have illegible writing, or to hold the pencil / pen handle very hard when writing.
-To generally avoid writing
Age from 14 to 18-19 years of age
At this age, children with dyslexia may:
-Read very slowly and with many mistakes / inaccuracies
-Continue to write the same word in different ways in a single piece of text.
-To avoid tests that require reading and writing
-To have trouble summarizing / summarizing text
-Do not have good text storage
-Have limited vocabulary and not be able to store a lot of reading information
Adults with dyslexia can:
-Hide the reading problems they face
-Don't be good at spelling words
-Have increased abilities in oral communication
-Rely more on their memory than on reading new information
-Be good at communicating with other people and in "reading" people (intuitive).
-Often they are working on a job that is well below their intellectual abilities.
-Have difficulty in planning and organizing.
Dyslexia is not associated with the child's mental capacity. It is a genetic disorder that delays the maturation of some human qualities and skills. When appropriate therapeutic assistance is valid and timely offered, it can be significantly improved.
At the Greek Vojta Center we offer services for diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia. Our multidisciplinary team, consisting of a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a special pedagogue, a psychologist and a child psychiatrist, guarantees the best results, safely for the child and his family.
At the Greek Vojta Center, our goal is to diagnose Dyslexia in a timely manner, using the special tests, so that valuable time for the child is not lost. We direct the parents and we are in close cooperation with their teachers and their environment to deal with the problem drastically.