Santa Clarita In-Home tutoring offers one-on-one sessions to help get your child the help they need to find success at school despite the challenges that a dyslexia diagnosis can impart.

Dyslexia is sometimes believed to be a problem with vision. People may think of it as reversing letters or writing backwards. This is not the case. Dyslexia is a very common learning disability which affects skills involved in reading, spelling, writing and comprehension. Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language. It has a strong genetic component and studies have found that people with dyslexia show differences in the brain’s structure and function. People diagnosed with this condition will have normal intelligence and normal vision. People with dyslexia are just as smart as their peers.

Dyslexia impacts people in different ways so symptoms might not look the same from one person to another.

A key sign of dyslexia is trouble with the ability to match letters to sounds (decoding). A struggle with the basic skill of recognizing the sounds in words (phonemic awareness) is also common. In some people, dyslexia isn’t picked up until later on, when they have trouble with more complex skills like grammar, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and sentence structure.

Some of the signs of dyslexia are more subtle and have to do with emotions and behavior. People with dyslexia might avoid reading, or will get anxious or frustrated when asked to read. Other signs to watch for can include withdrawal from peers, depression, self-esteem issues, or loss of interest in school.

The only way to know for sure if someone has dyslexia is through a full evaluation, done either at school or privately . The professionals who can assess for dyslexia include school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and neuropsychologists. An evaluator will give a series of tests to see exactly where any weaknesses and strengths lie. Having a diagnosis can lead to supports and services at school with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

Private reading instruction from a tutor with Santa Clarita In Home Tutoring can provide big benefits for kids with dyslexia.