Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Therapy for Attention, Memory, Emotional, and Learning Difficulties
Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Therapy for Attention, Memory, Emotional, and Learning Difficulties

Dyslexia: More common than you think

Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, and Tim Tebow are common household names. Their talents outweight any struggles. However, they all have something in common that you would have never guessed. At some point in their lives, they've all been diagnosed with Dyslexia.


As a parent, you may have heard the word before, but what exactly is Dyslexia, and could my child have it? In relation to problems with reading, Dyslexia is a type of learning disorder where a person has difficulty identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. It is a common learning disability in children and can also be called a specific reading disability. Children with normal vision and intelligence can also have Dyslexia.


Your child may have Dyslexia if he/she displays one or more of the following symptoms:


Before school:

  • late talking
  • slow at learning new words
  • difficulty learning nursery rhymes
  • difficulty playing rhyming games


School age:

  • reading well below the expected level for your child's age
  • problems processing and understanding what he/she hears
  • difficulty understanding rapid instructions
  • problems remembering the order of things
  • difficulty seeing (and occasionally hearing) similarities and differences in letters and words
  • not being able to sound out the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word
  • spelling difficulties
  • trouble learning a foreign language

If you find that your child is having reading difficulties, Thomson Memory Center is here to help find a solution. Contact us today.




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