- Early diagnosis and assessment
- Early intervention
- Multisensory based training
- Examples of multi-sensory activities for the classroom include:
- Assisstive technology and tools.
- Helpful Arrangements.
- Give them plenty of time to complete homework.
- Mark based on effort and ideas.
- Gives Power Criticism Kills.
- Don’t ask person with dyslexia to read aloud.
- Don’t give a punishment for forgetting books or sports kit.
- Don’t use the word ‘lazy’!
- Expect less written work.
- Prepare a printout of homework and stick it in their book.
- Do not ask them to copy text from a board or book.
Life of a child with unrecognised dyslexia
- Low- self esteem
- Depressed and sometimes,
- Suicidal (children have committed suicide because of school)
How To Help A Child With Dyslexia And Learning Difficulties
Social Emotional Impact Of Dyslexia
Dyslexia can go undetected in the early grades of schooling. Disparity between intelligence and academic performance causes confusion to parents and teachers; a seemingly intelligent child refuses to learn. It is attributed to laziness and playfulness. Not understanding that the dyslexia works 5 times harder, the child is put under great pressure to perform
The affected children become frustrated and as a result other problems develop such as;
- Show signs of depression and low self-esteem.
- Have behavior problems at home, as well as at school that often manifest
- Become unmotivated and develop a dislike for school, and their success may be jeopardized if the problem remain unaddressed.
- The child is labeled, lazy, slow learner, and stupid, not willing to learn
- Family embarrassment
- Become bullied in school
How To Treat A Child With Dyslexia
- Set an example for reading. Address the problem early if you suspect your child has dyslexia
- Read aloud to your child. It’s best if you start when your child is quite young
- Work with your child’s school.
- Encourage reading time and home and school.