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Common Risk Factors of Dyslexia

Parents Preschool – Third grade:

  • Failure to understand that words are made up of parts or individual sounds
  • Difficulty learning the letter names and their corresponding sounds
  • Difficulty reading single words in isolation
  • Difficulty reading fluently
  • Difficulty spelling phonetically

Fourth grade – High School:

  • History of reading and spelling difficulties
  • Difficulty reading aloud
  • Avoids reading for pleasure
  • Difficulty learning a foreign language


  • Difficulty with spoken vocabulary
  • Difficulty completing the reading demands for multiple course requirements