What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language disability. This condition (which is remedial) makes it difficult for a person to read, write, spell, compute, organize, and comprehend despite adequate intelligence and conventional instruction.

Dyslexia: Early Indicators
Indicators to Watch For:

Some or all of the following characteristics will be present in an individual with Dyslexia:

  • Difficulty in learning to read, write, spell, and do arithmetic
  • Difficulty in following oral and written instructions.
  • Cramped or illegible handwriting
  • Difficulty in staying on task
  • Easily distracted
  • Confusion in sequence of letters and symbols: e.g. b and d, quite and quiet, was and saw, 18 and 81
  • Delayed spoken language
  • Confusion about directions in space, time, right and left, up and down, North and South, yesterday and tomorrow
  • High level of frustration
  • Difficulty in retaining information

 (Orton Gillingham Online Academy ©2017)

Dyslexia Treatment at Windom Area Health Rehabilitation

Is your child struggling to read? Are you concerned about a learning disability? We can help!   Windom Area Health is happy to announce a new service line in Speech Therapy to address Dyslexia. Talk with your doctor about a referral to Speech Therapy to work with our trained speech therapist in Dyslexia intervention. If you have questions or would like more information, please call 507-831-0634.

By Joann Anderson, Speech Therapist, CCC-SLP

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