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Is Your Child Dyslexic?

One of the most prominent symptoms for the condition is the inability to read, or difficulty learning to read. However, it's important to remember that each person displays the symptoms of this brain-based learning disability in a different way, so your child’s symptoms may be very different from others.

Who is going to tell someone that they're dyslexic? The first signs of the condition occur, in most people, in grade school, generally in the lower grades, as a student learns to read and write. In Nigeria, the classroom teacher is often not trained to identify the potential of a learning disability in the child. They mistakenly regard the learning disabled child as ‘dumb’, ‘lazy’, ‘mixed-up’ or ‘stubborn’.

Parents can spot signs of the condition when they notice that their otherwise bright child is struggling with reading at a significant level but they tend to agree with the teachers and label the child even though the child is smart in some ways, is not crazy, often tried very hard and ‘would learn if only he could’. Some parents embrace it from a spiritual angle believing that the child will receive ‘divine healing’.

By divine intervention, problems that did not have a solution now do. What more should we ask from God?

Spotting the condition : Being dyslexic is not something that's obvious in most situations. However, people often are able to spot the symptoms for the condition in every day behavior and learning patterns.

These are some of the most common symptoms of the condition:

  • Number and letter reversals, in which the person writes the numbers backward
  • Copying from one place to the next (such as a board to a piece of paper) is difficult
  • Written work is disorganized
  • The child may struggle to remember content even though it may be a favorite story
  • Spatial relationship problems may occur and may be seen on the playground
  • Uncoordinated
  • Difficulty understanding left and right or confusion between the two
  • Reversal of letters and words that look alike e.g ‘d’ and ‘b’, ‘saw’ and ‘was’, ‘bad’ and ‘dab’.


It is possible for the parents or a teacher to notice these small differences in day-to-day life, and if they are able to put all of these pieces together, they may make the connection to dyslexia. Is your child dyslexic? The only way to really know is through further testing.

Reading is the gateway to learning. Cognitive brain training and our reading and spelling program can become the foundation for a life of faster, easier, more fluent reading. CogniskillsLEC does not ignore the underlying causes of poor reading. Testing identifies the skill weaknesses behind each student’s specific reading problems. This means that a lifetime of poor reading can be overcome in a matter of weeks.

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Lekki, Lagos State.

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Rumuodomaya,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.



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