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2. Slow Reading Ability

One of the first signs of dyslexia often occurs in early elementary school, when reading is a focus of most schools. Students with dyslexia may not be able to read as quickly or as comprehensively as their peers. This occurs because the brain struggles to process the words and assign context to them at the same time, requiring the student to exert more concentration than their peers. They may be easily distracted when reading, partially as a coping mechanism for their struggles. This does not mean that the student is incapable of reading, but they will need extra guidance and help, especially when reading out loud.

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