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Dyslexic children use more areas of the brain to process language tasks than the average reader therefore they expend more energy
Parents are key when it comes to spotting dyslexia in their children. The condition is usually present from birth, and 1 in 10 children affected. Early diagnosis means that children can receive the special help they need to overcome the condition. We look at the signs that suggest dyslexia at pre-school, primary school and aged 12 or over.
Are you the parent of a child who just does not seem to fit into school? Perhaps he or she is having difficulties recognising letters, tying their shoe laces, remembering nursery rhymes or clapping a simple rhythm. It may be that your child is dyslexic. Read on for some expert advice...
Dyslexia is a learning disability with several telltale signs or symptoms. While it is not a disease that can be cured, it is most certainly a challenge that can be overcome. My 16-year-old daughter is proof of that. Diagnosing dyslexia is the first step. While this article is not intended to provide a definite answer as to whether or not a child is dyslexic, it will hopefully provide enough information for a parent to determine if further investigation is necessary, ideally with a psychologist who specializes in learning disorders.
A confession: I get a significant thrill from reading research that confirms my personal suspicions. This happened recently when I dug into some studies about reading and achievement. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), not only does the amount of reading
This article offers parents advice for helping their dyslexic child. Fifteen minutes a day can make a big difference to a child with a reading disability. At home, parents can do a great deal to help their dyslexic child. Without big time or training investment, parents can significantly help their child overcome a reading problem. Read the small, easy ways to reinforce the school reading program.
In a letter to parents of children with reading problems, Maryanne Wolf explains how dyslexic children's brains are organised differently
How do we as parents take care of ourselves? Between the societal pressure to “control” our children, “make sure” that they are successful, and “socially acceptable,” it’s a wonder we get out of bed in the morning.
If your child struggles to read, or has dyslexia, you will know that life can sometimes seem to them like a losing battle. As a parent, it is hard to know how to encourage your child in that struggle while also correcting them when they make a mistake. We have a special tip that helps to keep these two parenting roles – encourager and corrector – well-balanced.
Including a student’s strengths and interests in the IEP: It is important to document a strength- and interest-based learning approach in the student’s IEP. This will assist the whole team in using this approach and will lead to more continuity and success throughout the student’s academic career. Below are some suggestions.

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