Reading and writing is something that comes naturally to most of us once we have learned it. It can take a long time to become fluent, but once we have learned it, it comes as second nature to us. Some of us will even learn multiple languages, perhaps even learning new languages in our adulthood.
For some unfortunate people, though, this is much harder to do. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that causes people to struggle with letters and words. Dyslexia is part of a broader condition known as specific learning disorder (SLD), which includes problems with reading, writing, and mathematics. It is important to clarify, that people with dyslexia usually have a normal IQ.
There is no known cure for dyslexia, although specialist education can help, especially when it is diagnosed at a young age.
Symptom #1: Talking Late
At around 9 months old, we will start learning our first words. We will start putting words together to form basic sentences that help people understand what we want, even if our language is basic. From there, we will go on to develop our language skills and many of us will continue to learn for the rest of our lives.
One of the earliest signs of dyslexia is that a child might start talking later than others. It may not be noticeable at first. After all, children tend to develop at different speeds. When it does become noticeable that a child is behind the others, though, it is advisable to seek advice from professionals.