Questions and Answers about Dyslexia, Dyxpraxia and ADHD/ADD
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Q: How does someone know if they are dyslexic?
A: There are a number of common indicators of dyslexia
- Becoming frustrated very easily
- finding it hard to assimilate new information
- anxiety about school/work
- being particularly stressed by deadlines
- lack of confidence around speaking or reading out loud
Q: How can you tell if someone is dyspraxic?
A: Dyspraxia often goes undiagnosed because reading and spelling are not always a problem, however the following might be true of someone who is dyspraxic
- Finds it difficult to organise/plan
- Word sequences can present a problem when they are trying to express themselves
- They might lack coordination
- They may have poor handwriting
- Overwhelmed by tasks
- Tend to withdraw from in a group situation
Q: My child appears to be unable to retain information, might this be because they are dyslexic?
A: Many neurodiverse people have poor short terms memories. There are a number of strategies that can help with this.
Q: My child is always in trouble at school but is not naturally badly behaved
A: If your child has ADHD/ADD it may mean that find it hard to engage with lessons which can lead to difficult behaviour.
There are a number of strategies to help with this. Your child may not be intentionally disruptive but in fact in need of strategies to help with focus.