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Dyslexia by Mind Map: Dyslexia

1. Reading

1.1. Phonics

1.1.1. Slow reading progress

1.1.2. Difficulty blending sounds

1.1.3. Difficulty identifying syllables and word beginning and ending

1.2. Oral

1.2.1. Unusual pronunciation of words

1.2.2. No expression in reading, and poor comprehension

1.2.3. Hesitant and laboured reading

1.2.4. Misses out words when reading, or adds extra words

1.3. Comprehension

1.3.1. Fails to recognise familiar words

1.3.2. Loses the point of a story being read or written

1.3.3. Has difficulty in picking out the most important points from a passage

1.4. Numeracy

1.4.1. Confusion with place value e.g. units, tens, hundreds

1.4.2. Confused by symbols such as + and x signs

1.4.3. Difficulty remembering anything in a sequential order e.g. tables, days of the week, the alphabet

2. Behaviour

2.1. Uses work avoidance tactics

2.1.1. e.g. sharpening pencils and looking for books

2.2. Seems ‘dreamy’ and does not seem to listen

2.3. Easily distracted

2.4. Is the class clown or is disruptive or withdrawn

2.5. Is excessively tired due to amount of concentration and effort required

3. Skills

3.1. Poor motor skills, leading to weaknesses in speed, control and accuracy of the pencil

3.2. Limited understanding of non verbal communication

3.3. Confused by the difference between left and right, up and down, east and west

3.4. Indeterminate hand preference

3.5. Performs unevenly from day to day

4. Time

4.1. Has difficulty learning to tell the time

4.2. Poor time keeping

4.3. Poor personal organisation

4.4. Difficulty remembering time periods

4.4.1. e.g. what day of the week it is, their birth date, seasons of the year, months of the year

4.5. Difficulty with temporal concepts

4.5.1. e.g. yesterday, today, tomorrow

5. Written work

5.1. Presentation

5.1.1. Poor standard of written work compared with oral ability

5.1.2. Poor pencil grip

5.1.3. Produces messy work with many crossings out and words tried several times e.g. wippe, wype, wiep, wipe

5.1.4. Poor handwriting with many ‘reversals’ and badly formed letters

5.2. Spelling

5.2.1. Spells a word several different ways in one piece of writing

5.2.2. Makes anagrams of words e.g. tired for tried, bread for beard

5.2.3. Confused by letters which look similar, particularly b/d, p/g, p/q, n/u, m/w

5.2.4. Produces phonetic and bizarre spelling

5.2.5. Uses unusual sequencing of letters or words