What Does Dyslexia Look Like?
Dyslexia is more than flipping letters, exchanging a p for a q or reversing words. While this is one aspect of some dyslexia sufferers, this is not necessarily the case for all. It’s important to recognize that just because your child confuses m and n or b and d doesn’t mean they are dyslexic. By the same token, a child that does not confuse those same letters, could still be dyslexic. Dyslexia is a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence. It impairs a person’s fluency or comprehension accuracy in being able to read, and can manifest itself as a difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, or rapid naming.