Further to our last blog, and with early identification in mind, this quote from Jean Augur is helpful:
'In many ways the dyslexic child is at a disadvantage when he enters school. His main strengths are centred in the right hemisphere of the brain. Hence, he is often a random, intuitive, impulsive, sensitive thinker. Unfortunately for him, school is a left-hemisphered environment where he will be expected to read, write, spell, deal with symbols – letters, numbers, musical notation – learn phonics, follow instructions, listen carefully, respond accurately to what he hears and put things in order. The earlier he is given activities which will build a sound foundation for learning such skills, the better chance he will have. The period between 3 and 7 years is a most important time for learning.' (Taken from Early Help, Better Future - A Guide to the Early Recognition of Dyslexia by Jean Augur)
With this in mind, we have reproduced her checklist (see image). If your child exhibits some of these early signs, they would benefit from our creative approaches (even if they are not dyslexic).