READING AND COMPREHENSION

  • Poor letter recognition
  • Poor word recognition (ability to read single words aloud accurately)
  • Sounds out each letter but can’t combine sounds into words
  • Missing out a line or reading the same line twice
  • Reads without fluency
  • Reading is slower and effortful
  • Reading lacks intonation ( mechanical reading)
  • Confusion with similar looking words like on/no, was/saw
  • Making anagrams of words like 'tired' for 'tried', 'breaded' for 'bearded'
  • Problems with rhyming words
  • Difficulty in comprehending facts/ details from the passage read
  • Difficulty in defining meanings of the words precisely
  • Difficulty understanding written instructions

 

 

 

WRITING SKILLS AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION

 

  • Poor pencil grip
  • Pressured writing
  • Is good at oral work but poor at written work
  • Incomplete class-work and home-work
  • Makes number of spelling errors
  • Persistent confusion with letters which look alike (b/d, p/q, n/u, m/n)
  • Persistent confusion with letters which look alike (b/d, p/q, n/u, m/n)
  • Problem with phonetic spelling of non-phonetic words for e.g.- because-becose, people-peeple
  • Poor handwriting
  • Poor in keeping up with dictation tasks
  • Jumbled up words and letters
  • Inability to put thoughts into writing
  • Inadequate use of punctuation

 

 

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Difficulty in learning number names and sequencing
  • Difficulty in learning to print numerals
  • Confusion in before and after concepts
  • Difficulty in time or counting
  • Difficulty understanding mathematical symbols like < > =
  • Inability to make comparison and quantity
  • Difficulty with concept of place value
  • Difficulty in maintaining alignment during computation
  • Inaccurate or slow computations
  • Puts decimal at wrong place
  • Confusion about positive and negative numbers
  • Difficulty with word problems
  • Difficulty with graphic representation of information
  • Difficulty understanding the abstract level of mathematical concepts and operations