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Learning Disability Checklist

Strengths and Weaknesses

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Reading disabilities and disorders. Determine whether your child has weaknesses or strengths in reading. If you answer yes to more weaknesses, chances are your child has a reading disorder/disability.
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Reading:

Strengths

  • Grade appropriate word discrimination
  • Good visual tracking when reading
  • Compentence with silent reading
  • Enjoys reading
  • Fluent reader
  • Reading rate is grade appropriate
  • Reads accurately
  • Good scanning or skimming skills
  • Ability to re-tell what was just read and predicts what may happen based on what has happened

Weaknesses

  • Confuses words and letters
  • Often loses place when reading, requires finger tracking
  • Difficulty when silent reading, needs to mouth words or whisper when reading
  • Doesn't enjoy reading
  • Reluctant Reader
  • Reading is slow and deliberate
  • Lots of word substitutions, omissions and invented words
  • Cannot skim or scan for pertinent information
  • Cannot re-tell parts of the story, prediction skills are weak

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