Who knows how to teach to read a child with Dyslexia?
November 14, 2012 9:16pm CST
I notice my cousin has hard time in reading. Really got a hard time to read. And i notice that when she write letters she sometimes write either other letter or written backward . Example if she write "b" instead write "b" letter she writes "d" or the letter " m" she writes "w". When I ask her why she do that she can't answer why. When I teach her to read she can't read even basic words. She is 5 yrs old. comparing to her classmate she is really slow. Yet in terms of other things she is excelling. Then I found out that she has a dyslexia. And right now I need to know hoe to teach the right way a person with that case. Can anyone tell me? Or do you ever encounter this situation?
15 Nov 12
First was your cousin diagnosed as child with dyslexia with legitimate or the developmental pediatrician. Yes, I have encountered this, I have taken Masters in Education in Special Education. You may want to visit the following sites: www.dyslexia-teacher.com or www.dyslexia.com/library/classroom.htm. These sites may somehow help you. I suggest that she should be tested so that proper guidance can be given to her. good luck.
15 Nov 12
Hi tinetine! I recommend to you the movie entitled "Every child is special" ... the main actor of this movie is a child with dyslexia, you will know in this movie the struggle of the child in his studies, the feelings of the his parents upon knowing of his condition and on how the child cope up with his condition with the help of his art teacher... Very touching and interesting movie...I think it is downloadable online...
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15 Nov 12
This is actually something that is quite difficult. I remember when I was younger, it was discovered that I was dyslexic and the way that I learned how to read is that I had a one on one tutor at school. They taught me to read around being dyslexic. So it turned out that I learned to love to read but there are still times that I find that I turn things backwards. As far as teaching at home, it just has to be down over and over again and eventually a child will be able to work around their hardships. One thing that is very interesting to know is that dyslexic people are typically more intelligent overall.