Signs Of Dyslexia In 5 To 10 Year Olds

Walking home from school after a long day, I would ask my mum for a big bowl of "Spellenamy" for dinner. My confused mum would ask me again what I wanted. It would take a while before she understood that I wanted "Spaghetti". My little girl is the same, she struggle with the names of things and comes up with some very imaginative names. "Mulk" for milk, "Blanbit" for blanket, "Racsan" for rucksack.

Many children when they are learning to speak will get words mixed-up, however it can be a sign of dyslexia. When I was trying to understand if my little girl was dyslexic I found so much information, it was confusing. I needed clear signs, clear examples of why she maybe dyslexia. I put these examples into the card below, to help you spot the early signs of dyslexia in your child.

Early Dyslexia Signs Card

The Mooki Cards contain a “Early Dyslexia Signs” card. Spot the early signs in dyslexic children. Use the card below on your phone or tablet for free!

This card is based on scientific research. Read "Defeat Dyslexia by H.Swinton".

Early Development Dyslexic Child

  • The early signs of dyslexia can show before a child is learning how to read and write. It can show in their speech development, response to verbal instructions.
  • A dyslexic child may struggle with their emotions and be prone to angry outbursts. They may have difficulties expressing themselves, or understanding others, this can lead to frustration.
  • The child may have other difficulties alongside dyslexia, such as dyspraxia and ADHD. Learn more about the differences between similar neurodiverse conditions, read "Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia And Dysgraphia Explained In Simple Terms".

Learn more about signs of dyslexia, "NHS Dyslexia in Children".

What is Dyslexia? Early Signs

Top Tips Dyslexic Mum

  • Gets words mixed-up in nursery rhymes.
  • Mixes up words and sounds. "Beddy Bear" for Teddy Bear.
  • Trouble saying the letters "M, N, R and L".
  • One day they can read and spell, the next day they cannot.
  • Struggle to follow spoken step by step instructions.
  • Overly emotional, prone to angry outbursts.
  • Family history of dsylexia, such as a dyslexic parent.
  • Struggles with the order of numbers and letters. Such as saying alphabet and counting to 10.

If you spot 3 or more of the signs above, speak to your child's teacher. Give them 3 clear examples of why you believe your child is dyslexic, ask them to help.

All the cards are available as part of a "Mooki Cards". Complete with 56 cards and storage wallet. Perfect for using at home or in the classroom. Order your "Mooki Cards" here!

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