How do i know if my child is dyslexic?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading caused by a difference in the manner and speed with which the brain processes the sounds and symbols of the LANGUAGE.  Research indicates an underlying deficit in the phonological component of language. The most common and observable manifestations of dyslexia are inaccurate word recognition, poor decoding and encoding (spelling) and dysfluent reading. In addition, students with dyslexia frequently experience difficulties with other aspects of oral and written language including:  difficulty clearly expressing oneself, difficulty comprehending oral and written information, difficulty generating and organizing written expression. Dyslexia is neurobiological in origin.

Even at a young age and before reading instruction begins children may exhibit early markers indicating the possibility of dyslexia.  Once reading instruction begins, children with dyslexia struggle to develop reading skills at a rate and with the proficiency that matches their intellectual ability.