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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 what is 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 what is 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.

Reading Disorder Symptoms

Steve Bressert, Ph.D.

Steve Bressert, Ph.D. is an author and professional in clinical practice. He has been writing about psychology and mental health issues since 1998.

APA Reference
Bressert, S. (2017). Reading Disorder Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/disorders/reading-disorder-symptoms/

 

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Last updated: 24 Aug 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Aug 2017
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