People with dyslexia usually have trouble making the connections between letters and sounds and with spelling and recognizing words.
People with dyslexia often experience other symptoms. These may include:
- Failure to fully understand what others are saying
Difficulty organizing written and spoken language
Delayed ability to speak
Poor self-expression (for example, saying “thing” or “stuff” for words not recalled)
Difficulty learning new vocabulary, either through reading or hearing
Trouble learning foreign languages
Slowness in learning songs and rhymes
Slow reading as well as giving up on longer reading tasks
Difficulty understanding questions and following directions
Difficulty recalling numbers in sequence (for example, telephone numbers and addresses)
Trouble distinguishing left from right
A person who has dyslexia may feel different or “stupid.” He or she also may want to leave school and may experience symptoms of depression.