An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals by Alan M. Hultquist

By Alan M. Hultquist

This sensible advisor offers simple need-to-know details for fogeys and execs and solutions commonly asked questions about dyslexia. utilizing illustrative case stories, Alan M. Hultquist addresses the various concerns surrounding dyslexia, together with attainable factors and subtypes, technique of trying out, remediation and the debatable subject of ''staying back'' to copy a college yr. He identifies attainable equipment of lecture room lodging for dyslexic scholars in a variety of topic parts. The checklist of precious assets behind the booklet can be utilized by way of mom and dad and pros to aid clarify dyslexia to kids, and to assist them locate extra details and educating instruments. this entire introductory consultant to dyslexia is a must'read for folks of youngsters with dyslexia, specially mom and dad with young ones who're newly clinically determined, and for all those that paintings with dyslexic kids and their households.

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It is based on the analogy method since you give children cues based on what they know. ” Drill and practice with irregular words (such as who, said, what, laugh, move) and with matching spelling patterns to sounds is not exciting, but can be useful. Therefore, you could make flashcards with spelling patterns like ate, ow, ough, and ph on them and have your child tell you the sounds they make. You could also say the sounds and have your child write different ways to spell them. For example, if you made the sound /f/, your child could write f, ff, ph, and gh (as in tough).

As I stated at the beginning of this chapter, this is a very rare type of dyslexia. Counting my years spent teaching and doing evaluations, I have spent approximately 30 years working with reading disabled students but I have not yet encountered anyone with deep dyslexia. Chapter 7 M I X E D A N D O T H E R DY S L E X I A S Many (and perhaps most) people with dyslexia have trouble reading and writing because of multiple processing problems. They have mixed dyslexia and are probably the ones who will have the hardest time learning to read and spell.

They are also trying to find out if there are different ways to teach people depending on how old they are, what their reading level is, or what stage of reading development they are at. There is some evidence that the brains of children with processing problems can be retrained so they interpret sounds and letters in more typical ways. But we still have a lot to learn about how to help people with dyslexia. In addition to accommodations, modifications, special teaching, and academic support at home (and tutoring if necessary), your child might need emotional support.

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