There are many dyslexia worksheets that are available for you to download online for free or for a fairly inexpensive price. Many of these dyslexia worksheets have been specially developed for children with dyslexia.
If you search “dyslexia worksheets” you will find many, many downloads that can make you wonder just where to start? If you are uncertain where to start your school and doctor will be able to help you with a starting place. Or you can look here.
Every person’s needs are different so the worksheets are varied and there is no “one size fits all.” Because of this it is important to see what the dyslexic person needs the most and to practice them.
Below I’ll be listing the different types of dyslexia worksheets available and what are the signs that may be shown when the learner is struggling.
Visual recognition dyslexia worksheets:
- Visually similar things are not recognized as being different. The lower case letters “C” and “E” and “I” and “J” are common ones.
- Handwriting is difficult to read.
- There is a lack of uniformity in the sizing of the handwriting.
- Confusion between letters such as “D” and “B” and “U” and “N”.
- Inverted reading or writing of numbers. The numbers 6 and 9 are good examples.
- Omission of letters or numbers.
- Difficulty in distinguishing colors and shapes.
- Everything must be touched in order to be understood.
- Unable to understand amounts.
- Difficulty with numbers greater than ten.
- Multiple copy errors.
Visual memory dyslexia worksheets:
- Difficulty in recognizing colors, shapes, pictures, patterns, and objects.
- Difficulty memorizing words. These words can be properly written several times and then incorrectly.
- Difficulties or unable to draw patterns from memory.
- Mixing up of the letters “A, E, O”, “H, K”, “F, T”, and “M, N.”
- The letters “A, E, O” appear the same.
- The learner cannot find their place in text when reading.
- The learner frequently checks the patterns when copying work.
Visual sequencing dyslexia worksheets:
- Halting and/or slow reading
- Letters and/or syllables are missing or added where not needed.
- Reversing letters or numbers when reading and writing.
- Switching the order of words when writing.
- Duplication of letters.
- Leaving out endings or words when writing.
- Distraction and losing place in a story.
- Omission of numbers when writing.
- Difficulties counting.
- Difficulty understanding amounts.
- Slow learning of basic math skills.
- Omission of steps when doing basic math.
Sound recognition dyslexia worksheets:
- The basics of sounds cannot be understood.
- Unable to say if sounds are the same or not.
- A sound is matched with a wrong letter.
- Unable to distinguish between spoken and non-spoken consonants. The letters “G and K”, “B and P”, “D and T” are common.
- Unable to distinguish between dipthongs such as “ei and eu” and “eu and au”.
- Unable to distinguish between “M” and “N.”
- Difficulty repeating the same or similar words or names.
- Difficulty repeating unfamiliar words.
- Difficulty transcribing spoken words.
Sound memory dyslexia worksheets:
- Unable to remember and repeat what was heard.
- Frequent questioning when reciting.
- Difficulty understanding what was heard.
- Poor vocabulary.
Body perception dyslexia worksheets:
- Unable to orientate oneself to one’s own body.
- Confusion or unable to understand right and left, above and below, in front of and in back of.
Once you know what your child needs in help you can find and print out the appropriate dyslexia worksheet for them. There are many sites that offer reviews so you can look over the comments on the worksheets so you know what you are printing out.