Helping Dyslexic Children Improve Their Reading Skills

Parents and educators can draw on numerous strategies to help children with dyslexia improve their literacy skills, but the five ways highlighted below have particularly proven to be beneficial to dyslexics. Before examining these methods, however, it’s important to first define what dyslexia is and how the condition affects learners. What Is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is…

23 Things Parents of Children With Dyslexia Want Others to Know

Somewhere between 5 to 17 percent of school-age children in the U.S. are affected by dyslexia, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. For dyslexic kids, reading, writing and spelling can be some of the most challenging activities — and ones they’re required to do nearly every day. Despite dyslexia’s relative prevalence, misconceptions still surround it; and parents, as…

10 Teaching Tips for Dyslexia

1. Praise Gives Power Criticism Kills A person with dyslexia needs a boost to their self-confidence before they can learn to overcome their difficulties. They have already experienced failure and deep down they often don’t believe they are capable of learning. To re-establish self-confidence provide the opportunity to succeed and give praise for small achievements….

Can Dyslexia Be Cured?

I often encountered parents in my reading practice who struggled with learning to read in school, but who later became avid readers. Were they once dyslexic, and have they somehow been cured? What happened? Let’s assume for the moment that this happened to you, or to your spouse. It’s important for you to recognize that…

Why Some Dyslexics Love to Read and Write

Over the years I have come across dozens of dyslexic people who seem to have a real passion for reading and writing. For many, there appears to be a love affair going on between them and their books and/or story writing. This can often shocks people who have little awareness of dyslexia as they assume…

Four ways parents can support a child with learning disabilities

Studies show that, with the right support, children with learning disabilities have every chance of success at school. Education writer Marianne Stenger explains. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism are not uncommon, and research shows that learning disabilities affect up to 10 per cent of children, even those with normal or high intelligence….

Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia

Do emotional disorders cause dyslexia? Research indicates that dyslexia is caused by biological factors not emotional or family problems. Samuel T. Orton, M.D. was one of the first researchers to describe the emotional aspects of dyslexia. According to his research, the majority of dyslexic preschoolers are happy and well adjusted. Their emotional problems begin to…

7 Tips for Living Successfully with Dyslexia

I have read articles about people who were able to beat dyslexia. I cheer these people… I, though diagnosed relatively early in my live, and having both my parents and myself invest a lot of time, effort and money in treating my dyslexia, was never able to beat my dyslexia. Rather, I learned to live…

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing. Raising a child with dyslexia is a journey. As you move through it, you’ll gain a lot of knowledge about your child’s challenges with reading—and about the…

Spread the Word: My Kid Can Read!

Reading gets derailed for kids with attention deficit when they struggle with memory problems, slow processing speed, or learning disabilities like dyslexia. But with his symptoms eased and his focus improved, my son now makes reading look easy. Here’s what my nine-year-old son Edgar’s reading teacher wrote this week: “Strong vocabulary and high interest; motivation…