If you have seen the movie Taare Zameen Par, you probably know about Dyslexia. For kids with Dyslexia, reading never gets easier. Here are some effective solutions to deal with Dyslexia.
So what exactly is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning problem some kids have. Dyslexia makes it tough to read and spell. The problem is inside the brain, but it doesn’t mean the person is dumb. Plenty of smart and talented people struggle with dyslexia.
Solution to Dyslexia
Dyslexia doesn’t have to keep a kid down. With some help and a lot of hard work, a kid who has dyslexia can learn to read and spell.
How Does Reading Happen?
To understand dyslexia, it helps to understand reading. Reading is a real workout for your brain. You need to do the following steps — and all at once:
Understand the way speech sounds make up words.
Focus on printed marks (letters and words).
Connect speech sounds to letters.
Blend letter sounds smoothly into words.
Control eye movements across the page.
Build images and ideas.
Compare new ideas with what is already known.
Store the ideas in memory.
Kids who have dyslexia struggle with the beginning steps, so that makes doing the rest of the steps even harder. It’s no surprise, then, that trying to read and dealing with dyslexia makes a kid’s brain really tired really fast.
What’s It Like to Have Dyslexia?
Even before kindergarten, a kid who has dyslexia usually has trouble with letters and sounds. Later, a teacher might say that the kid is smart, but doesn’t seem to be getting the hang of reading. Other times, it’s a parent who notices the kid is struggling. The best thing to do is to go to a specialist who can help figure out what’s wrong.
A specialist in learning disabilities knows a lot about learning problems that kids have and what to do about them. During a visit with a specialist, a kid might take some tests. But the idea isn’t to get a good grade; it’s to spot problems. Discovering a learning disability is the first step toward getting help that will make it easier for the kid to learn.
Making Reading Easier
Most kids with dyslexia can learn to read with the right kind of teaching. They might learn new ways for remembering sounds. For example, “p” and “b” are called brother sounds because they’re both “lip poppers.” You have to press your lips together to make the sound.
Thinking about the way the mouth needs to move to make sounds can help kids read more easily. Learning specialists know lots of special activities like this to teach reading to kids who have dyslexia.
Kids with dyslexia also might use flash cards or tape classroom lessons and homework assignments instead of taking notes about them. They may need parents and tutors to help them stay caught up.
Extra time for tests is really important, so kids with dyslexia have enough time to finish and show their teacher how much they have learned. Computers help a lot, too. You can get programs that “read” books out loud from the computer or even download recorded books to an iPod!
Originally posted 2016-05-28 22:51:06.