Early Detection

girl reading

  • “If you can get to a dyslexic reader early enough, you can not only make him or her a better reader, you can change the brain as well,” (Shaywitz) he said, explaining how brain images of children with dyslexia changed after intensive, focused intervention to help them read better. (Shaywitz)
  • “Through science and making accommodations needed to help children with dyslexia, the couple see hope that wasn’t available years ago. A skilled teacher can do what a neurosurgeon can’t do, and that is change the brain,” he said. (Shaywitz)
  • “But early detection and intervention are important, along with intense instruction and recognizing the “outside the box” thinking and conceptual skills found in many children with dyslexia,” they said. (Shaywitz)
  • “Signs of possible dyslexia in preschoolers include delayed speaking, lack of appreciation of rhymes, mispronunciation, difficulty learning letters of the alphabet and trouble learning to write their names. In elementary school, trouble learning letters and the sounds of letters are one warning sign. The child who is terrified of reading, avoids reading aloud or remains a slow reader despite years of education is someone who may have dyslexia.” (Shaywitz)

Spatial Concepts Early Skills for Preschoolers Handout (click here)