Characteristics and Signs of Dyslexia

  • Dyslexia has three central features: difficulty with word reading, spelling, and/or reading fluency. Students with dyslexia will have trouble in one or more of these areas, but the degree of expression will vary from person to person, from mild to severe. Dyslexia can be more or less impactful at different stages in a person’s life.

    Dyslexia can also be present with other disorders. Another way to say this is that they are concomitant, co-existing, or comorbid. These other conditions can make dyslexia more complicated and impactful on learning. Learn more in the section entitled, “Dyslexia and Coexisting Conditions”.

  • Dyslexia is Linked to Challenges in:

  • Common Characteristics of Dyslexia:

  • Signs of Dyslexia

  • Signs of Dyslexia in Preschool

  • Signs of Dyslexia in Grades K–2

  • Signs of Dyslexia in Grades 3–5

  • Signs of Dyslexia in Teens and Tweens

  • Myths or Common Misconceptions about Dyslexia