Getting a Grip on Dyslexia

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Dyslexia occurs at all levels of Intelligence,high IQ kids labelled lazy.

Dyslexia exist in all languages and cultures.While resarchers don’t agree on just how common it is,many place their bets in the 10-to-15 percent range.Most parents and teachers
are unaware of Dyslexia.And even among the more aware,many harbour misconceptions that may lead them to ignore early warning signs,or conversely,to worry unnecessary.Some parents take a deep breathe of relief when their child begins identify words and reading sentences,uunaware that milder forms od dyslexia can hide from view until the higher classes.

In most cases,dyslexia stems from a weakness in processing sound and sound combinations called phenological processing.”Kids affected with Dyslexia may take longer to understand that words come apart into individual sounds and to manipulate these sounds” says Rauno Parrila Canadian educational psychology professor.An instruction to say the word ‘sink’ without the s,for example,could be a real stumper for a dyslexic child.

Scientific Advances:That being said,Beringer and Raskind caution that although there is a genetic base for difficulty in changing letters in unknown words into speech,the most effective treatment is educational not medical.Explicit instruction that show readers how letters of the alphabet are related to speech has been proved effective.

Once you’ve Identified a reading problem
,the next step is ti help your child overcome it.Reading programs should teach your child ways to work
out unfamiliar words.In addition to being taught reading and writing skills,the child shouls also recieve occupational therapy,says Dr.Padkannaya.For example to improve foot and eye coordination,the child has to practice kicking a ball.While catching a ball can help improve hand and eye coordination.

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