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Primary level indicators

While it is important to remember that not all children who are struggling with literacy and language will have dyslexia or another SpLD, nonetheless, it is important to identify children who are at risk of failure so that appropriate interventions can be put in place before the child falls behind with their learning.

A list of indicators for children aged 7 - 11 can be found on the BDA website.

Download the Literacy Leap Primary School Dyslexia Checklist. This checklist may be used as a first step to investigate some of the indicators that a child may be at risk of dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties (SpLD). Any concerns about a child should always be followed up by consulting a specialist teacher.