Common indicators of dyslexia at primary school age include:
• Has particular difficulty with reading and spelling.
• 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 calculations.
• Poor concentration.
• Has problems understanding what he/she has read.
• Takes longer than average to do written work.
• Problems processing language at speed.
Primary school age non-language indicators:
• 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.
• Surprises you because in other ways he/she is bright and alert.
• Has a poor sense of direction and still confuses left and right.
• Lacks confidence and has a poor self image.
Aged 12 or over.
As for primary schools, plus:
• Still reads inaccurately.
• Still has difficulties in spelling.
• 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