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Common characteristics of Dyslexia

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein

letters of alphabet jumbled togetherMost dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviours. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.


Vision, Reading, and Spelling

Hearing and Speech

broken and chewed pencilWriting and Motor Skills

Math and Time Management

Memory and Cognition

Behaviour, Health, Development and Personality

Next Steps…

white staircase leading to blue sky - next stepsDyslexia can be considered a great gift when recognised for its benefits and value, but often this wonderful gift is undermined by the less desirable aspects of dyslexia, and related difficulties, which are most noticeable when a person is expected to conform to certain standards and criteria set by society.

The Davis Programmes provided by Dyslexia Matters are specially designed to help people of all ages who wish to control, and overcome, these less desirable aspects of dyslexia in their life.

If you recognise some of the above characteristics in yourself, or your child, it is recommended that you take the free on-line assessment.

You can also learn more about the Davis Programmes and how they work.

For more information, or to arrange an initial consultation, contact:

Amanda du Toit, Licensed Davis Facilitator


mail24 Lightwood Way, Beaumont Hills, NSW 2155

phone02-8064 7248 mobile04-0556 5338

emailComplete this simple contact form or email info@dyslexia-matters.com.au.

37 Common Characteristics' is © 1994 by Ronald D. Davis. Reprinted with permission.

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