Dyslexia in British Columbia
In the November 2023 Report from Dyslexia BC, “Educational Experiences and Challenges,” you can learn about recent challenges for dyslexic learners and advocacy efforts.Learn More
Dyslexia is a common learning disability among students in Canada, affecting approximately 10-15% of the population. With increased awareness and efforts to provide early intervention and the right support, many students with dyslexia are achieving academic success.
If you have concerns about a student or your child, what can you do? Take a few minutes to reflect on your child’s learning with these checklists.
The checklist is based on the criteria of the DSM-5 and can help you learn more about initial clues regarding potential learning difficulties. If you observe these characteristics in your child or student, seek guidance from a professional for a comprehensive evaluation.
Please consider the following when using this checklist:
Please note that this checklist is for suggested use and should not be considered a definitive diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis of dyslexia requires a complete evaluation by a health or education professional, such as a neuropsychologist, educational psychologist, or school psychologist. If you notice several of these signs in your child, consult a health or education professional for appropriate evaluation and support.
– Sofia Lopez Nakashima, Case Manager and Instructor
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