What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Children with dyslexia have difficulty matching the letters they see on the page with the sounds they make and the words they combine to create. Although dyslexia has no connection with the overall intellectual ability (children with dyslexia are intelligent enough to be superior readers if not for the disability), it can cause significant issues when it comes to reading comprehension, spelling and writing ability, and learning a second language.

Dyslexia isn’t preventable or “curable,” but it is treatable: overcoming dyslexia and enjoying a long, fruitful education is well within reach with the right support system. It’s important to be cognizant of dyslexia symptoms to get your child the support they need going forward. Dyslexia symptoms include:

  • Slow vocabulary recall
  • Difficulty learning letters, the sounds they create, and the words they combined to make
  • Difficulty reading isolated words
  • Letter and word reversals (“d” vs. “b,” “tip” vs. “pit”) and transpositions and substitutions (“felt” vs. “left,” “house” vs. “home”)

How Can St. Louis LDA Help?

If you’re concerned that your child is struggling with dyslexia and is having trouble learning reading and writing skills, St. Louis LDA is here to provide the answers and support you’re looking for. Our staff of experienced professionals and licensed clinicians offer cutting-edge, custom-tailored testing and tutoring solutions for your child to treat signs of dyslexia and give them an opportunity to achieve a successful education.