Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects both the written and spoken language of a person. This can be a problem because it prevents the person from being able to understand what is being said around him. When reading or writing out something, he has to look up at the words and then decode the […]
The way we “think” is different from how our body reads. Learning how to read and write properly may be the only way for dyslexics to overcome their disorder. For many, Dyslexia may begin at a very early age – children as young as three are known to have some form of dyslexia, although this […]
One of the most innovative ways to prepare people for careers that demand highly developed reading and writing skills is with the Orton-Gillingham method. The Orton-Gillingham method was developed by two educators, William Reis and Frank Marshall. They recognized the need for teaching individuals who didn’t have good reading skills, but had strong written skills. […]
Teaching strategies for students with dyslexia largely depend on the individual students’ needs. For some, phonemic awareness, or having a sound understanding of phonemes and their sounds in context, can be beneficial. For others, it may be the other way around: they need to be able to read and write fluently in order to do […]
If you are like most people, you would probably give a “thumps up” if someone offered you tips to support reading comprehension at home. This is not surprising because reading comprehension is a common skill that almost everybody must master if they are to read effectively. Yet many people struggle to do this, often because […]
The use of Dyslexia Assistive Technologies is increasing in the United States. As a result, students with this condition who are struggling to learn to write or read are now turning to alternative means. These techniques were developed to help those individuals who have a disability such as dyslexia, stutter, ADHD, or other learning disabilities […]
The importance of early intervention is frequently under-emphasized. That is, interventions for dyslexia do not really start at birth; rather, they are most effective when started at the second or even third birthday of an individual who suffers from this disabling learning disorder. Some things always bear repeating: the need to undertake a thorough psychiatric […]
The importance of early identification of dyslexia in learning settings has not received the attention it deserves. Research on this matter has been minimal and very limited. A recent meta-analysis of research aimed at identifying the relationship between early reading and writing disability and academic achievement showed that there is a strong link between these […]
There are several dyslexia symptoms by age and the most important of them is the difficulty in reading and writing when one is young. Many times when parents are concerned about their child’s learning abilities, they are concerned about what age to be concerned about.
If you are considering having your child undergo a dyslexia assessment, you should be aware that there are a number of dyslexia tests available to gauge the level of the disability in your child.