Slow or laborious reading, due to a neurologic glitch in the part of the brain that processes phonological awareness. Dyslexia does not relate to a problem only with the eyes, instead it is a problem with language. Almost always, it affects all aspects of an individual’s life — not just school. It can get better with the right intervention, but never goes away.
Creativity, higher-level or interpretive thinking, cognitive advancement, preferring to be around adults or wiser individuals, knowledge of facts, understanding connections between concepts.
Age at diagnosis
Often 7-8 years old but it sometimes diagnosed younger or older, both are bad for different reasons. Also, it can be overdiagnosed or underdiagnosed, sadly, depending on school funding and/or politics.
Different signs at different times. Even though dyslexia should not be diagnosed before age 7 or2nd grade, we can talk about a conglomerate of potential warning signs which may mean the parent may want to get their child tested for dyslexia. These factors include but are not limited to late language development, a history of ear infections, extreme frustration with words and books, different kinds of sensory sensitivity.
The same is true after 2nd grade. For example, a fourth-grader may have all the factors listed above, before 2nd grade and also may show other age-appropriate signs of dyslexia. They may be left-handed, be very creative, have a family history of dyslexia, and struggle with reading. Even with all of these warning signs the family won’t truly know about the presence of dyslexia until a full evaluation (AKA assessment) is done.
Depression, frustration, extreme anger, social anxiety, class clown potential, anxiety, false sense of self due to being so misunderstood.