Speaker: Kim Bausback, Clinical Psychologist
CHC Expert Tips
Preschool signs of dyslexia
Kim Bausback: Hi, my name is Kim Bosbach and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist at the Schwab Learning Center at Children's Health Council. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is never too early to look out for signs of dyslexia. Here are some signs to look out for taken from Sally Shaw Wiz's book Overcoming Dyslexia. In preschool, common signs for parents to be aware of are: 1) Trouble learning common nursery rhymes such as Jack and Jill. 2) Difficulty learning and remembering the names of letters in the alphabet. 3) Your child seems unable to recognize letters in their own name. 4) Your child mispronounces, familiar words or persistent baby talk. 5) Your child doesn't recognize rhyming patterns like cat bat rat. 6) A family history of reading or spelling difficulties. Dyslexia often runs in families to learn more. Please visit CHC's website.