What Are Reading Skills?

NatalieMaynor/CC-BY 2.0

Reading skills include skills acquired through reading, such as comprehension, fluency and independence. Overall, these skills give students the ability to turn words on a page into a clear meaning.

Persons with difficulties, such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, have a harder time developing reading skills. These disorders can usually be indicated by reading problems, such as missing certain milestones. The presence of a disorder that inhibits reading skills is not indicative of someone of a lower intelligence. it merely means that the child will need special help in order to develop reading comprehension. Listening comprehension and phonetic techniques may be used.