1. What is dyslexia?
- Dyslexia is a form of Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD), in which children face problems in learning academic skills of reading, writing and mathematics, despite having average or above average IQ and adequate opportunities to learn.
- It is caused by impairment in the brain’s ability to translate images received from the eyes or sounds into understandable language.
- It does not result from vision or hearing impairment, or due to mental retardation.
2. What causes dyslexia?
- Dyslexia tends to run in families. Some risk factors of dyslexia could include
- A family history of dyslexia
- Premature or low weight at birth
- Exposure during pregnancy to nicotine, drugs, alcohol or infection that may alter brain development in the fetus
3. How would I know that my child has a Specific Learning Difficulty?
- Some of the most common symptoms of SLD are
- Delayed milestones, especially learning to walk and talk
- Difficulty learning nursery rhymes
- Reading below the appropriate age level.
- Writing alphabets as mirror images
- Difficulty in spelling
- Difficulty in maths and memorizing
4. What do I do if I think my child has a specific learning difficulty?
- If you have any doubts that your child may have a learning difficulty, please contact a psychologist and get your child assessed for Dyslexia. You could book your test here
5. How soon should I contact you if I think my child has a learning difficulty?
- We believe that early detection and early intervention have a huge benefit in supporting the child in their studies and becoming independent. If your child is older than 5 years of age and you suspect that s/he may have a learning difficulty, please get your child assessed. You could book a testing and consultation here