• A mixture of upper case/lower case letters
  • Irregular letter sizes and shapes
  • Struggles to use writing as a communications tool
  • Odd writing grip
  • Many spelling mistakes
  • Talks to self while writing
  • General illegibility
  • Reluctance or refusal to complete writing tasks
  • Experiencing physical pain in the hand and/or arm when writing

  • Weak impulse and emotional control
  • Weak  working memory - often forgetful
  • Rigid thinking
  • Difficulty with organization
  • Challenges with prioritizing and planning
  • Difficulty with task initiation


  • One of the most common learning disabilities
  • Affects reading, writing, spelling and often handwriting
  • Letter or word reversals may be a concern for children with dyslexia
  • Commonly diagnosed between Kindergarten and Grade 3




  • Overly sensitive to sounds and touch
  • Uncoordinated​
  • Bumps into things
  • Unable to tell where their limbs are in space
  • Difficult to engage in conversation or play

"Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding."

~Robert John Meehan

  • Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., assignments, pencils)
  • Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
  • Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
  • Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed and interrupts​