Here is a quick rundown of the early signs of dyslexia. There are not many of them but obviously dyslexia manifests itself in a person’s literacy ability, and these are the pre-reading signs.
If either you or your child’s other biological parent has dyslexia it’s a good idea to keep a look out for these signs. If both of you are dyslexic there is an even greater chance your child may inherit it.
Symptoms of dyslexia at age 2 ½:
Symptoms of dyslexia at age 3:
Symptoms of dyslexia at age 5:
There are activities that can help prevent a child from developing dyslexia. These activities should be carried out before the child starts learning to read. They include alphabetic awareness, phonological awareness, rapid naming skills and phonological code awareness.
Fundamental pre-requisites skills for literacy:
Genetic factors do affect the chances of a child developing dyslexia. If one parent has dyslexia the chances are greater than if neither had difficulties. Logically if both parents are dyslexic the child will have an even higher chance. This does NOT mean that if one or both parents are dyslexic it is set in stone that their children will be as well.
Evidence for the Early Signs:Very Early Language Deficits in Dyslexic Children.