September 1st, 2008 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Dyslexia is a condition where a child experiences severe difficulties in reading,he is unable to read. It is a language based disability in which the person has trouble in understanding words, sentences and paragraphs. The students have the problem to understand

i) letters

ii) group of letters

iii)  sentences or paragraph  e.g dog—bog

There are two major dysfunctions—

i) development specific disability—- biological condition comes from heredity.

ii) Acquired specific dyslexia—due to trauma, mental shock or injury


a) Surface— can read the word, but can not recognise the word.

b) Spelling— reads correctly, writes wrong.

c) Direct— jumps from one part to another. Skips words or sentences

All dyslexic do not have same symptoms, it could be:

i) Visual spatial

ii) Speech sound

iii) Correlating difficulty–problem with similar words e.g pear, pair

iv) Auditory dyslexia

v) Visual auditary—use visual and audio simultaneously.


1) Problem with left, right direction of the print. Gets confused.

2) Speech irregularities

3) Eating words while reading

4) Confusion with similar sounding words e.g–accept and except

5) Attention problem–short attention span

6) Poor ability to name objects

7) Poor ability to categorize objects

8) Difficulty in carrying out more than one instruction at a time.

9) Confusion with letters that look alike e.g p&q, b&d.

10) Difficult in understanding preposition related to alphabet e.g in & out.

11) Inability to recognize & recall written symbols.

12) Reverse letter e.g b&d.

13) Lack of automation in reading.

14) Forgets to cross letters e.g little as lillte.

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    excellent analysis,keep in touch

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