When to Be Concerned About a Struggling Reader
Experts explain how to distinguish between children who may have dyslexia and those behind due to COVID disruptions.
Mary Pembleton’s son was in kindergarten when the start of the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools across the country. He didn’t return to in-person learning for nearly a year, and once he did, it quickly became apparent his reading skills weren’t taking off as they had when her older son was the same age. He struggled to recognize basic sight words he’d reviewed many times, couldn’t recognize letters, and often switched letters and words.