If you suspect your child has a learning disability, don't keep your worries to yourself, urges Sally Shaywitz, M.D., co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention in New Haven, CT. Below, Dr. Shaywitz outlines some telltale signs to watch for from her helpful book, Overcoming Dyslexia. To get a formal diagnosis, start by talking to your child's pediatrician and teacher.
Kindergarten and First Grade
From Second Grade On
Excerpted from Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. Copyright © 2003 by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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