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What are symptoms of dyslexia in a 6 year old girl?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Comprehension
Difficulty in reading comprehension is the major symptom. There are several different types including "seeing" the letters backwards.

In brief: Comprehension
Difficulty in reading comprehension is the major symptom. There are several different types including "seeing" the letters backwards.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree
In brief: Inability to sound
out or decode words is a sign of reading disorder.
A 6- year-old should be able to tell you how many sounds are in the word "cat". Some dyslexia is from a visual-perceptual problem. Mostly it's from inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language. Ask her teacher if she is having trouble with sound-symbol association, or what sounds letters make.

In brief: Inability to sound
out or decode words is a sign of reading disorder.
A 6- year-old should be able to tell you how many sounds are in the word "cat". Some dyslexia is from a visual-perceptual problem. Mostly it's from inability to process phonemes, the smallest units of sound in a language. Ask her teacher if she is having trouble with sound-symbol association, or what sounds letters make.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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