Reading Disorder Symptoms
The essential feature of Reading Disorder is reading achievement (i.e., reading accuracy, speed, or comprehension as measured by individually administered standardized tests) in a child that falls substantially below that expected given the individual’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education.
Specific Symptoms of Reading Disorder
- Reading achievement, as measured by individually administered standardized tests of reading accuracy or comprehension, is substantially below that expected given the person’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education.
- The disturbance in the first criterion significantly interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require reading skills.
- If a sensory deficit is present, the reading difficulties are in excess of those usually associated with it.
This disorder has been reclassified and altered in the updated 2013 DSM-5 (e.g., now combined with other disorders associated with academic deficits); the old DSM-IV criteria above remain here for historical/informational purposes only. See updated DSM-5 disorder criteria for Specific Learning Disorder here.
Psych Central. (2014). Reading Disorder Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 25, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/disorders/reading-disorder-symptoms/