How do you know if someone you love has a learning difficulty? What are some of the symptoms? As the center director at Lindamood-Bell Oak Park Learning Center, I hear these questions frequently, and the following cases and their symptoms may sound familiar to you.
Michael had weak Phonemic Awareness—the process that enables us to auditorily perceive the sounds within words. He would omit, substitute or reverse sounds and letters. He could not judge whether what he said matched the words he saw on the paper.