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Identifying autism and dyslexia in students

It can often be hard to identify the signs of autism and dyslexia in a young person, especially in some countries where people are not as educated on what behaviours and signs to look for.

Here we provide top tips to help you to recognise these conditions. We also highlight the main difficulties children with autism and dyslexia can face.

The behaviours and signs to look out for include:

  • Behaviours that don’t follow the milestone level of development for that age
  • Children who are struggling to make progress
  • Children who are inward focussed, poor at play and lack of socialising
  • Challenging behaviour or appearing ‘rude’ and uncaring
  • Failed placements in conventional schools
  • Poor levels of academic achievement and/or social understanding
  • Parents who instinctively know something is ‘wrong’ but don’t know what to do
  • Environmental factors appearing to impact the young person’s senses

 The difficulties a child with autism and dyslexia can face include:

  • Often non-verbal with severe communication needs
  • The want to maintain 'sameness' and are isolated
  • High-functioning autism and those with Asperger Syndrome have difficulties understanding the social world around them and struggle to function within conventional settings
  • Young people with dyslexia have difficulties with spelling and memory problems and also difficulties in reading

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