Reading Disorder

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Overview

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.

Symptoms

  • 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.
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