Dealing with Dyslexia
What is Dyslexia?
Children that have been diagnosed with dyslexia may find it difficult at first as there is an adjustment period in coping with the diagnoses. It may leave them feeling isolated amongst their peers in educational environments and cause reduced confidence due to difficulties obtaining high standards in academic pursuits. However, the first step to coping with dyslexia is knowing you have it, and not to worry as there are many ways in dealing with dyslexia.
The Stile Tray is an effective resource in tackling dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a lifelong brain-based issue that makes it difficult for people learning to read accurately. Children do not outgrow dyslexia, but with the right support, key skills can be improved. It is a common learning issue that many people have gone on to lead prolific and successful lives.
Dyslexia is not a problem of intelligence, children that have dyslexia are just as smart as their peers. The core issue involves understanding how the sounds in words are represented by letters. Children that have dyslexia are already working hard, they just need a little extra help in improving their progress.
Tips for Teachers & Parents
There are many ways that both teachers and parents can help children with dyslexia. Teachers can build a structured multi-sensory programme to assist in the teaching of reading and spelling. Parents can help by reading to their children as often as possible, this builds the child’s vocabulary. Reading aloud with your child is also beneficial to the development of the child’s core language skills.
Repetition and consolidation are important factors in remembering topics, over-teaching is an essential method to apply to children with dyslexia. Set manageable targets for children and when correcting children be patient and focus on the content that they present, try not to correct every error.
Above are some of the resources available on our SchoolStore.ie website. All products are designed to help both the student's build core reading and writing skills, and help either teacher or parent assist in the teaching of these skills.
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