• Preschool

    Characteristics of dyslexia and related disorders: Preschool Years

     Difficulties

    • Trouble learning common nursery rhymes, such as “Jack and Jill”
    • Difficulty learning (and remembering) the names of letters in the alphabet
    • Seems unable to recognize letters in his/her own name
    • Mispronounces familiar words; persistent “baby talk”
    • Doesn’t recognize rhyming patterns like catbatrat
    • A family history of reading and/or spelling difficulties (dyslexia often runs in families)

    © Sally Shaywitz, Overcoming Dyslexia, p. 122