Symptom Tests

[Self-Test] Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

Does your child have difficulties reading or spelling? Take the results of this dyslexia self-test to an educational psychologist or professional for more information

Created from criteria developed by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.

Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it hard for children to read, spell, and plan effectively. Dyslexia occurs in the brain, and it’s highly genetic; if you have dyslexia, chances are much greater that your child will have dyslexia, too.

If dyslexia goes undiagnosed, a child can not only fall behind in reading but also in development of advanced language and vocabulary skills.  That, in turn, can cause her to think of herself as “stupid” or “slow” — which means it’s important to pursue a diagnosis as soon as you see warning signs. Once the condition is properly diagnosed, you can set up helpful school accommodations such as phonics training that put language skills back on track and thus rebuild self-esteem.

This dyslexia self-test is designed to determine whether your child shows symptoms similar to those of dyslexia.  If the results give you further concern about the possibility of dyslexia, see an educational professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through clinical evaluation. This self-test is for personal use only.


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What To Do Next:

1. Learn What Dyslexia Looks Like in Children
2. Listen to the Free Webinar “Learning Strategies for ADHD & Dyslexia,” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
3. Download 18 Writing Tricks for ADHD Students
4. Purchase the eBook “Signs & Symptoms of Learning Disabilities”