Profile of a Dyslexic Child
CASE HISTORY INFORMATION INDICATES:
- No pertinent history of illness or injury before, during, or after birth.
- Development history within normal limits (walking, talking, toilet training normal)
- Family incidence of reading and/or learning problems.
- No pertinent symptoms of neurological impairment.
- No difficulties noted by parents until child begin normal learning in school.
TEST PERFORMANCE INDICSATORS:
- IQ test spotty-poor performance in auditory memory, sequencing and copying symbols or figures.
- Gestalt function-Visual motor Gestalt test are poor for age and indicated intelligence. Figures distorted and incorrect production of internal detail.
- Draw-a-man test-figure blank, paucity of internal detail, below average for age and indicated IQ.
- Directionality confusion.
- Reading ability below normal expected for age and IQ.
CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE INDICATORS” Child characterized as-
- Slow in finishing work
- Lazy, not trying
- Increased motor activity when involved in a specific task.
- \Poor attention span
- Poor organizing ability
- Handwriting may be poor
- Non-specific motor awkwardness
- Poor in reading, writing, and spelling; does well in arithmetic and dealing with abstraction. Reading problem is primarily a decoding difficulty.
- Behavior is related to frustration in a learning situation.