Signs of Dyslexia in 5 Year Old Child

Children can show the signs of dyslexia at 5 Years old. I spotted the signs in my little girl before she started primary school. It is important that children get help as early as possible with dyslexia. Helping them to build strong foundations in reading and writing.

A child can not be formally diagnosed with dyslexia until they are aged 7. However if they are struggling in class extra support can be offered. Such as extra one to one reading, to help them learn how to read. 

Signs of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects how people read, write, and spell. It is a lifelong condition that is not caused by a lack of intelligence or motivation. People with dyslexia can be of average or above average intelligence, but they may still struggle with certain academic tasks.

The signs of dyslexia can vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include:

  • Difficulty recognising letters and words
  • Difficulty sounding out words
  • Difficulty reading fluently
  • Difficulty spelling words correctly
  • Difficulty writing legibly
  • Difficulty organising thoughts
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty paying attention

It is important to note that not all children who have dyslexia will exhibit all of these symptoms. Some children may only have a few symptoms, while others may have many.

Get Dyslexia Help

If you are concerned that your child may have dyslexia, it is important to talk to your child's teacher or a qualified educational professional. They can give advice about organising a formal dyslexia assessment. This dyslexia test checks your child's reading, writing, and spelling skills. To then determine if the child has dyslexia.

To learn more about dyslexia tests, see "Assessments for Dyslexia, Step by Step Guide".

Signs of Dyslexia 5 Year Old

If your child is diagnosed with dyslexia, there are many resources available to help them succeed. Early intervention is important, and there are many programs and services that can help children with dyslexia learn to read, write, and spell.

Here are some of the signs of dyslexia that you may notice in your 5 year old child:

  • Delayed language development. Children with dyslexia may start talking later than other children, or they may have difficulty understanding what is being said to them.
  • Trouble learning the alphabet. Children with dyslexia may have difficulty learning the names and sounds of letters.
  • Problems with rhyming. Children with dyslexia may have difficulty rhyming words or understanding the concept of rhyming.
  • Trouble learning sight words. Sight words are words that children are expected to be able to recognize and read automatically. Children with dyslexia may have difficulty learning sight words.
  • Confusing similar words. Children with dyslexia may confuse similar words, such as "was" and "saw" or "their" and "there."
  • Making reversals. Children with dyslexia may reverse letters or words when they are reading or writing. For example, they may write "dog" as "god" or "was" as "saw."
  • Slow reading speed. Children with dyslexia may read slowly and have difficulty understanding what they are reading.
  • Poor spelling. Children with dyslexia may have difficulty spelling words correctly.
  • Trouble with writing. Children with dyslexia may have difficulty writing legibly and may have difficulty organising their thoughts on paper.

Early intervention is important for children with dyslexia. There are many programs and services that can help children with dyslexia learn to read, write, and spell. With early intervention and support, children with dyslexia can succeed in school and in life.

Spot Signs of Dyslexia

To learn about the signs of dyslexia in children see blog posts below:

Many parents, carers want to know if their child is dyslexic. So they can get them the right support, so the child does not fall behind in class. It can be confusing to understand what the child at age 5 should be able to do. What classwork and homework they should be confident in completing. Educational talk from school and teachers does not help.

National Curriculum

  • A child aged 4- 5 in the U.K. Will be in reception, working at "Early Foundations Level".
  • A child aged 5 - 6 in the U.K. Will be in year 1, working "key stage 1, year 1 level".

The government has educational standards the teachers have to meet. The "National Curriculum" outlines what a child should be learning. During each school school. This is available on-line to for all parents, carers to read. Yet it is confusing, lots of educational words. To help you understand what level of English a 5 year old child should be learning. I have write the checklists below.

The checklist will help you spot any gaps in the child's learning, so you can help them practise more in these areas. My "Mooki" cards are based on the "National Curriculum", with many activities to help a child a practise reading and writing. Especially designed to teach dyslexic children, in a dyslexia friendly way.

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