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Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Yes, beginning with
family history of Specific Language Impairment &/or Dyslexia.
Early Expressive Developmental Language Disorder with or without Receptive DLD increases risk even if language "catches up" by 4. Persistent Expressive DLD past 4, diagnosed as SLI, carries a 40-75% risk of Dyslexia. Deficits in sound-symbol association, like P-puh, in pre-school & in phonological awareness in KG are highly predictive.

In brief: Yes, beginning with
family history of Specific Language Impairment &/or Dyslexia.
Early Expressive Developmental Language Disorder with or without Receptive DLD increases risk even if language "catches up" by 4. Persistent Expressive DLD past 4, diagnosed as SLI, carries a 40-75% risk of Dyslexia. Deficits in sound-symbol association, like P-puh, in pre-school & in phonological awareness in KG are highly predictive.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Reading disorders
There are none that are very reliable, but some that are suggestive are: making letter or number reversals when writing (this can be normal if only temporary, but if persistent and frequent, it's a problem); severe inattention when being taught on a blackboard; unusual frustation with school experience; school avoidance behaviors.

In brief: Reading disorders
There are none that are very reliable, but some that are suggestive are: making letter or number reversals when writing (this can be normal if only temporary, but if persistent and frequent, it's a problem); severe inattention when being taught on a blackboard; unusual frustation with school experience; school avoidance behaviors.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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