Dyslexia Awareness Month is something near and dear to my heart. Multiple members of my immediate and extended family have it. I never knew it was such a “popular”, for lack of a better word, learning disability and there is help out there for even the most tough cases.
Early intervention with most learning disabilities seems to be the key to getting the best help for your child. The article A Guide to Early Markers of Dyslexia from Landmark School is a great resource to take a look at.
Landmark is a coeducational day and residential school for students in grades 2–12 diagnosed with dyslexia or another language-based learning disability (LBLD). These fall under the broader category of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Our unique, individualized approach empowers students to reach their academic and social potential. Each faculty member is highly trained and specializes in educating students with LBLD.
This article gives you signs to look at in preschool, kindergarten and on through second grade. While many school districts don’t fully advertise testing at such a young age, I know from personal experience that early intervention has helped my son make great strides in his academic life. Currently he’s keeping up with his classmates and impressing his tutor and teacher daily.
When in doubt get your child tested. The processing for getting help sometimes can take weeks or months through the school district so starting early is better than waiting for a huge sign that screams your child might be having issues.