What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

The most obvious symptom is unexpectedly poor reading compared with the individual's general ability. However, bad spelling, problems remembering telephone numbers and appointments, and bad handwriting can also be signs of dyslexia, particularly in the many high-achieving dyslexics who have managed to compensate for their reading difficulties.

A very large proportion of children who have difficulty learning to read have visual problems.  If a child complains of letters blurring or 'fizzing', moving around, doubling or causing headaches s/he should consult us at drtorthoptics@yahoo.co.uk because blue or yellow filters may well help.  

Other symptoms include difficulties in learning sequences (for example days of the week or the months of the year), a tendency to clumsiness, poor concentration and phonological problems (finding it hard to sort out the sounds within words). Click here for more about the symptoms of dyslexia.