How to Teach Someone with Dyslexia How to Read
Have you ever dealt with teaching a person with dyslexia how to read? It is not easy in the slightest. Dyslexia is a “general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that does not affect general intelligence.” When someone is learning how to read, while dealing with dyslexia, it can be very hard.
Have you ever thought about asking someone else to teach your kiddos with this process? Dyslexia and learning to read sometimes requires a special person. If you’ve tried with your child and they aren’t progressing, sometimes asking for help is one of the best things you can do!
Build Phonological Awareness
Another way to teach someone with dyslexia how to read is to build up their phonological awareness. While this isn’t always easy, it may just work for your child. The foundation of reading starts with phonological awareness. This could be a long process, but the extra work is critical to someone dealing with dyslexia.
Have you tried everything to get your dyslexic child to read? Perhaps multisensory techniques are just what you’ve been looking for. In case you don’t know what this is, it’s helping your child to understand the process of reading. They may write letters in shaving cream or even in the air. Sand is also a great technique to use when helping a dyslexic child to read and process letters.
Communicate with Your Child
When it comes to dyslexia and your child, communication is a big one. They may not understand WHY they are suffering with reading. Honestly, it’s hard for the adult and the child to understand when someone struggles with reading due to dyslexia.
The best thing you can do is communicate with your child and the teachers. You are their biggest advocate, so don’t give up. Them learning how to read is a big deal.
Keep the Program Rigorous
I think it’s important to note that dyslexia is hard to understand. One thing that is understood is that once progress is being made, you don’t want to delay the process. Stay encouraged, but also keep the program rigorous. You don’t want to study for a few weeks and then slacking off. You want to keep the progress moving forward as possible.
Teaching a child or someone with dyslexia how to read is not a walk in the park. There are long days and moments associated with this process. I’d love to hear your tips on how you have taught someone how to read with dyslexia?
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