Dyslexia Center of the Pacific, Inc. 
Kikaha Me Ka Na'auao - To Soar With Wisdom
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is, simply put, and inherited condition that makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell in your native language - despite at least average intelligence.

According to the National Institute of Health, dyslexia is defined as a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.

These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. 

Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
A Few Warning Signs

In Pre-School
  • Chronic ear infection
  • Delayed speech
  • Left vs. right confusion
  • Difficulty learning to tie shoes
  • A close relative with dyslexia
In Elementary 
Includes previous warning signs, plus:
  • Terrible spelling
  • Letter or number reversals continuing past the end of the first grade
  • Extreme difficulty learning cursive 
  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading 
  • Difficulty telling time on a clock with hands
  • Extremely messy bedroom and/or backpack
  • Can't memorize multiplication tables
In High School
Includes previous warning signs, plus:
  • Extremely poor written expression 
  • Limited Vocabulary 
  • Unable to master a foreign language
  • Poor grades in many classes
  • Difficulty reading printed music 
  • May drop out of high school