Apart from the difficulty in reading, children with dyslexia show a corresponding difficulty also in writing. Generally, they write very slowly and their texts are illegible and with an erratic spelling.
If the same word appears many times in the same text, it may be written in different ways. Sometimes the child tries to write the acoustic impression of a word, eg the word "what" is written by the child as "wot".
Dyslexic children often confuse their left from their right and maybe show some disturbance in orientation.
Sometimes these problems have a psychological impact, resulting in low self-esteem and confidence, hypersensitivity to criticism and easy discouragement. As a result negative feelings towards school and learning are generated.