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Warning signs for dyslexia and/or dyscalculia

Warning signs for dyslexia and/or dyscalculia

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Dyslexia is a learning disability where a child has difficulty to read, write and spell in his native language. Children with dyscalculia have difficulty with learning mathematical concepts and computations. Recent research conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in America suggests that dyslexia is identifiable with 92% accuracy at ages five and a half to six and a half. This implies that dyslexia can be identified in the late pre-school years. If appropriate steps are taken, the severity of dyslexia and the impact of it on the child can be minimized. In an interview, Bridget Wren, educational therapist and the coordinator of the National Institute for Learning Disabilities (NILD) in Africa listed the following early warning signs that a child might have dyslexia and...