Identifying Learning Problems 

When is the best time to identify learning problems?

Dyslexia warning signs can be identified early. 

 

All the research shows that the sooner learning problems are identified, the easier they are to "fix".

The table below will give you an idea of what dyslexia warning signs to look out for...and you can begin at pre-school.

Not everyone shows all the signs. Having these, or not growing out of these behaviours can be a concern, especially if in other ways your child is talented, such as being creative, a good problem solver, people person and go-getter.

Warning Signs of Dyslexia

In Preschool

  • Lots of ear infections

  • Didn’t crawl much  

  • Confuses left/right, up/down, tying shoelaces

  • Hard to learn the alphabet, phone number

  • Spoke late

  • Mixes up long words/rhymes

  • Enjoys you reading to them, but does not want to read

  • Great at hands-on tasks

  • Good socially

  • Dyslexia in the family

In Primary School

  • Slow, hard to read handwriting

  • Reverses letter and numbers

  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading/ poor comprehension

  • Guesses words, skips or misreads  words

  • Can't sound out new words, can't remember words

  • Problems copying from the  board, taking notes

  • Disorganised 

  • Feels sick thinking about going to school

     

In High School

  • poor vocabulary, poor written work

  • verbal skills better than written skills

  • poor grades

  • wants to leave school

In Adults

  • Slow reader/ poor speller

  • Needs to re-read to understand

  • Trouble writing memos, letters or filling forms

  • Poor awareness of surroundings

     

What to do if your child shows these "warning signs"?

What are your gut feeling and your observations telling you if your child doesn't move on from baby talk, or can't focus on the page you are reading to them.

 

What if they don't enjoy playing with sounds and rhyming words?  A parent is their child's main advocate -  so be persistent in finding out what may be the problem.

Ask us about our handout for parents of children with dyslexia.

 

You  know you can't afford to have your child wait, hoping that they'll grow out of these problems, while missing important years of schooling.

 

Some interventions can begin in pre-school.
 

Contact us to find out more...

What about adults?

If you are an adult diagnosed with dyslexia or wonder whether that is preventing you from returning to study,  achieving your goals in the workplace, finding computer use stressful or just wanting to enjoy reading,  talk with us.

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Assessments

Dyslexia  Assessment

to find out where the problems are and what may be the underlying causes ​ - $880​

Perceptual Assessment

​ to find out what may be the underlying causes -

$550

Screening Assessment

to check for visual stress or poor listening (no report) $260

Additional Specific Screening Assessments

ADD

Behaviour

Cognitive Brain Function

Assessment of moods

$75 each

Neurotherapy

Brain Map

(Adelaide only)

Alone - $390

With other assessments $240 

Comprehensive Psycho-Education Assessment

$1180

(Adelaide only)