Reading problems: When to worryRReading problems: When to worryReading problems: When to worryEnglishDevelopmentalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZVirginia Frisk, Ph.D., C. Psych000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about some signs that indicate your child may need extra help with reading.</p><p>You should begin to have concerns and seek guidance from a teacher or other educational professional if your child shows signs they need extra help with reading.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>​There are signs starting as soon as junior kindergarten to look out for that may indicate your child is having problems with reading.</li><li>​If your child is having problems with reading and needs extra help consult with a teacher or education professional.</li></ul>

 

 

Reading problems: When to worry729.000000000000Reading problems: When to worryReading problems: When to worryREnglishDevelopmentalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZVirginia Frisk, Ph.D., C. Psych000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about some signs that indicate your child may need extra help with reading.</p><p>You should begin to have concerns and seek guidance from a teacher or other educational professional if your child shows signs they need extra help with reading.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>​There are signs starting as soon as junior kindergarten to look out for that may indicate your child is having problems with reading.</li><li>​If your child is having problems with reading and needs extra help consult with a teacher or education professional.</li></ul><p>Signs that your child may be having problems with reading include: </p> <ul><li>trouble learning colour names in junior kindergarten </li><li>trouble learning letter names in senior kindergarten </li><li>trouble hearing rhymes or isolating sounds in words </li><li>trouble blending sounds together </li><li>difficulty recognizing a word after having seen it many times in many different contexts </li><li>after sounding out a word, giving an unrelated word </li><li>frequent letter or number reversals by the end of Grade One, especially if there has been more than three months of practice </li><li>consistent omission or transposition of letters in words, for example, "gril" instead of "girl" </li><li>choppy, slow reading </li><li>a limited sight vocabulary </li></ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/reading_problems_when_to_worry.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/reading_problems_when_to_worry.jpgReading problems: When to worry

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