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Dyslexia: Symptoms And Treatment

Is your child dyslexic? Are you uncertain? Well, here are the basic symptoms to look for if you suspect dyslexia and the proven treatments are also stated. Give them a read and they are sure to help.

What is dyslexia?
There are many disorders in the world and out of them; one of the most emotionally painful is the learning disorder of Dyslexia. Many believe that dyslexia cannot cause emotional distress. They are wrong. How would you feel if you could not recognize common speech, understand sounds? How would you feel when people who do not understand what’s actually going on making fun of you or call you slow because you say that the letter is dancing in front of you? That is what those with Dyslexia go through.

If anyone around you has dyslexia do not treat them as inferior, treat them as your equal and help them get past their disability. Yes, it is definitely possible to get past this particular learning disorder. All you need is time and patience in abundance. The first step is to learn how to identify the disorder and then you need to know how to treat it.

Symptoms
• The child learns to talk later than those of the same age.
• Difficulty in basic problem-solving.
• Slim to none kinaesthetic senses
• Difficulty in reading is noted. The individual will be unable to identify and clearly enunciate the words.
• Difficulty spelling
• Appears to write a similar letter inverted.

Treatment
• Make sure that every word written in front of the child is written clearly and separately so it is easier for him to comprehend.
• Make use of reading programs which focus on the sound ‘phonics’ to improve speech and help with writing as well.
• The method of Orton-Gillingham may be used as a technique to teach the dyslexic about which sound goes with which letter.
• Teach the children to make use of all their senses. Sound, touch, smell and taste to understand the world around them by touching, feeling and smelling.
• Use creativity like art, games and paint to further increase interest and lower frustrations of the child while teaching.

Dyslexic children are no different from the non-Dyslexic children. They just need a little extra attention and help from a writing teacher with proper skills. These children are known to see the world differently so they are not bound by normal notions. They think outside the box. Einstein was one of these children and no mind has yet to surpass his.

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