Signs That Your Child Might Have Dyslexia and What You Can Do To Help

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Dyslexia is a learning disability that often runs in the family. Aside from seeking professional help, parents have a major role to play in their child’s reading journey.


Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that causes reading and writing difficulties. According to reading specialist Mr. Jose Cecilio Pascual, dyslexia affects one’s “ability to remember and process sounds within words.” It makes it difficult to connect sounds with the printed symbol, i.e. letters and words.

Largely genetic, those affected by dyslexia are likely to have difficulty in school, and therefore need professional help. Going to learning centers such as Readability Center can help children and adults overcome learning difficulties and become more effective and independent learners.

Signs of Dyslexia

Mr. Pascual, a Reading Education masteral candidate at the University of the Philippines and the administrator of Readability Center, emphasizes the importance of early detection and intervention. Catching dyslexia early can give children a big chance in overcoming the condition and to improve their scholastic performance.

Parents, therefore, must watch out for the following signs of dyslexia, as shared by Mr. Pascual, in their young or school-age children. Difficulty in any of the following does not automatically mean that there is a problem, though, and only a professional assessment can validate your hunch.


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