Dyslexia/ADHD of Connecticut- Online Guides

  Answers, Solutions, Results

What you should know.

Guide Home




Symptoms of Dyslexia
High School to College

    Students at this stage are expected to analyze and synthesize information in written form as well as acquire factual information.  Although many individuals with dyslexia may have compensated for some of their difficulties with reading, others may continue to have problems with spelling, completing homework and taking tests.

What our clients have been told:

"They may have AD/HD"
"They're not applying themselves"
"They're not trying hard enough"
"There's nothing else we can do"
"They're not doing their homework"
"They're not far enough behind to get help"
"Have you considered a vocational career"

What to look for:

  • Difficulty reading and spelling words with multiple syllables, often omitting entire syllables as well as making single sound errors

  • Lack of awareness of word structure (prefixes, roots, suffixes) 

  • Frequent misreading of common sight words (where, there, what, then, when, etc.) 

  • Difficulties with reading comprehension and learning new information from text because of underlying word recognition difficulties 

  • If underlying oral language problems exist affecting vocabulary knowledge and grammar, difficulties in comprehension of text will occur

  • Significant difficulties in writing related to problems in spelling as well as organizing ideas  


Call DIA for a solution that works