By Alan M. Hultquist
This useful consultant offers uncomplicated need-to-know details for folks and pros and solutions commonly asked questions about dyslexia. utilizing illustrative case reviews, Alan M. Hultquist addresses some of the matters surrounding dyslexia, together with attainable motives and subtypes, technique of checking out, remediation and the arguable subject of ''staying back'' to copy a faculty yr. He identifies attainable tools of school room lodging for dyslexic scholars in a number of topic components. The record of priceless assets in the back of the booklet can be utilized by way of mom and dad and execs to assist clarify dyslexia to kids, and to aid them locate extra details and instructing instruments. this whole introductory advisor to dyslexia is a must'read for fogeys of youngsters with dyslexia, particularly mom and dad with young children who're newly clinically determined, and for all those that paintings with dyslexic childrens and their households.
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Counseling to deal with the emotional impact of having a disability was necessary for some. Understanding parents and teachers helped a lot, as did a school environment that acknowledged differences and allowed children to find ways to succeed. OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DYSLEXIA 41 Music, band, art, home economics, computer classes, “shop,” physical education, and other nonacademic classes are important for students with dyslexia because they can provide them with ways to succeed. Allowing students different ways to show their learning, such as through projects or oral tests instead of written work, can also help children and teens to maintain good self-esteem, although others are embarrassed at not being treated the same as their classmates.
You might also want to teach your child to keep notebooks with the words she or he needs (such as for science or social studies) so they can be looked up easily. Speech/language pathologists are usually good sources of ideas for how to help children with word retrieval problems. For any child, you can find out the skills she or he needs to learn for spelling, capitalization, or punctuation by keeping track of errors from a week’s worth of assignments. You can then look for patterns, such as errors involving plurals, past tense, homophones, high frequency words, and so on.
Not all people with processing problems do poorly on all of them. For example, someone with phonological dyslexia might do well on a sound blending task in which she or he listens to individual sounds and has to identify the whole word (for example, identifying the sound sequence /s/-/t/-/o/-/p/ as/stop/), but be unable to manipulate sounds in DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION 47 words (for example, saying/blend/without the /l/). Also, someone with a retrieval problem might have no difficulty naming colors rapidly but have significant trouble naming letters.
An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals by Alan M. Hultquist