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Quiz: Is Your Child in Grade 3–5 Showing Signs of Dyslexia?

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Many kids find out they have dyslexia in grades 3–5. But not every child in these grades who struggles with reading has dyslexia. This quiz can help you get a sense of whether your child’s struggles are typical for kids in third grade through fifth grade or if you might be seeing signs of dyslexia.

When your child reads out loud, does he often confuse small words like does and goes?

When your child is reading, what does he do when he gets to a long word like construction?

Is your child able to recognize common words at a glance? For example, can he quickly read words like because and which, or does he try to sound them out?

After your child reads a page, is he able to explain what happened in the story or to answer questions about key details in the passage?

Is it easier for your child to answer questions about the text if you read it out loud to him?


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