The Curious Edge: ADHD, Dyslexia Warning Signs

By Kimberly Hudson

The Curious Edge Foundation in October is launching a new logo and website (, which will serve as an online educational resource to help empower students to achieve academic success.
We are also celebrating National ADHD Month and Dyslexia Awareness Month. Below you will find a list of warning signs.

ADHD: Primarily Inattentive Type
• Fails to pay attention to details or makes careless mistakes
• Has difficulty sustaining attention
• Does not appear to listen
• Struggles to follow through on instructions
• Has difficulty with organization
• Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort
• Is easily distracted
• Is forgetful in daily activities

ADHD: Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type
• Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair
• Has difficulty remaining seated
• Has difficulty engaging in activities quietly
• Talks excessively
• Blurts out answers before questions have been completed
• Has difficulty waiting or taking turns
• Interrupts or intrudes on others

Dyslexia Warning Signs
• Delayed speech
• Mixing up the sounds or syllables in long words
• Articulation difficulties (r-l, m-n, s-sh-ch) and worked with a speech therapist
• Chronic ear infections
• Constant confusion of left versus right
• Late establishing a dominant hand
• Difficulty learning to tie shoes
• Trouble memorizing address, phone number or the alphabet
• Can’t create words that rhyme
• Letter or number reversals continuing past first grade
• Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading: Guesses based on shape or context; Skips or misreads prepositions; Ignores suffixes; Can’t sound out unknown words
• Poor spelling
• Can’t remember sight words or homonyms
• Difficulty telling time
• Trouble with math
• Messy bedroom, backpack and desk
• Dreads school.

We screen for both ADHD/ADD and Dyslexia and are offering special rates throughout the month of October. Info: (859) 899-3343(EDGE).