What is Dyslexia

Who is this child?

  • A child with average or above average intelligence.
  • A child who has the potential but whose academic achievement does not match it.
  • A child who has a gap between oral and written skills.
  • A child who has an erratic performance and "on" days and "off" days.
  • A child who sometimes has more strengths in non- academic areas than the academic areas.

 Characteristics of Dyslexia

  • Imperfect Spelling
  • Difficulty telling right from left
  • Bad handwriting
  • Awkward positioning of hand while writing
  • Letter and word reversals; confused between ‘b’ and ‘d’ or ‘no’ and ‘on’
  • Might see text as jumping around on a page
  • Inconsistent spelling of the same word
  • Difficulties in maths , logic and time
  • Number reversals: mixing up of 59 and 95
  • Difficulty in writing down what is heard like messages to be written down.
  • Difficulty in saying the months of the year forward fluently
  • Slow reader
  • Inability to remember names and words, short-term or long- term memory deficiencies.
  • Difficulty in following oral instructions involving multiple instructions.

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10- 15 % of kids have some level of dyslexia.

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About MDA

A group of parents of children with dyslexia, educationists empathetic to the cause, and philanthropists founded MDA in 1992. Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA) is a non-profit service organization established to take a pragmatic approach to helping children with “Dyslexia”.

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