|What is it?
An issue that involves difficulty with the physical act of writing. Kids may find it hard to express their ideas in written form.
An issue that involves difficulty with reading. It can also affect writing, spelling, and speaking. Kids may find it hard to isolate sounds, match sounds to letters, or blend sounds into words.
|Signs you may notice
|Possible emotional and social impact
Messy written work that’s full of mistakes may lead kids to hear that they’re “lazy” or “sloppy.” Confusion or frustration at school can make them anxious. They may avoid taking risks and may have low self-esteem.
Not meeting expectations can make kids feel inadequate. Missing verbal jokes, sarcasm, and subtle meaning in language can affect them socially. So can struggling to come up with the right word or a timely answer to a question.
|What can help
|What families can do at home
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