Some indications of dyslexia in children
Primary school age.
- Puts letters and figures the wrong way round.
- Has difficulty remembering tables, alphabet, formulae etc.
- Leaves letters out of words or puts them in the wrong order.
- Still occasionally confuses ‘b’ and ‘d’
and words such as ‘no/on’.
- Still needs to use fingers or marks on paper to make simple
- Has difficulty with tying shoe laces, tie, dressing.
- Has difficulty telling left from right, order of days of the
week, months of the year etc.
- Has a poor sense of direction and still confuses left and right.
- Lacks confidence and has a poor self image.
12 or over.
- Needs to have instructions and telephone numbers repeated.
- Gets ‘tied up’ using long words,
e.g. ‘preliminary’, ‘philosophical’.
- Confuses places, times, dates.
- Has difficulty with planning and writing essays.
- Has difficulty processing complex language or long series of
instructions at speed.
For more detailed information visit the
British Dyslexia Association