SYMPTOMS

You can recognize many of the common symptoms of reading, spelling or
comprehension difficulty.

  • Students need help with their ability to visualize letter patterns in words.

  • Students need help with their ability to image concepts (comprehension).

  • Students need help with their ability to process phonemes or speech sounds.

WARNING SIGN

Students need help with their ability to visualize letter patterns in words if they:

  • Can’t remember words from one day to the next.
  • Must sound out the same word each time they try to read it.

WARNING SIGN

Students need help with their ability to image concepts (comprehension) if they:

  • Have to reread material several times and often remember only a few details rather than the “whole”
  • Have trouble expressing their thoughts in an organized manner (orally or in writing) or
  • Have trouble comprehending oral language and are often labeled poor listeners.

WARNING SIGN

Students need help with their ability to process phonemes or speech sounds if they:

  • Add, omit, and switch sounds while reading and spelling (read or spell “gril” for “girl,” or “subtute” for “substitute”)
  • Memorize words and are not able to effectively read a non-memorized word
  • See the first letter of a word and say another word with similar letter composition (“mike” instead of “milk,” or “apples” instead of “applause”)
  • Rely heavily on pictures to read a story (young readers)
  • Try to attack a word as a whole instead of seeing its individual parts (e.g., can’t see the familiar suffix “tion” in the word “station”)
  • Don’t know the rules of written language or how to apply them
  • Avoid reading, especially aloud.
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A FREE SCREENING

Free Dyslexia Screening by appointment only

WHAT: Reading screening for children ages 5 to 15 for reading processing deficit

WHEN: Monday through Thursday

WHERE: The Reading Clinic
1840 E. Warner Road Suite 119
Tempe, AZ 85834
(NE Corner of Warner & McClintock, behind Dunkin’ Donuts)

RSVP: Dr. Pamela Rupprecht

480-456-0500

Participants must register.
Testing takes approximately 15 minutes.