TEACHING DYSLEXIC CHILDREN
MY CHILD NEEDS HELP OVERCOMING DYSLEXIA. WHERE DO I BEGIN?
The first step in getting help for a dyslexic child is to determine which particular skills are a problem for the child. Dyslexics have issues to a greater or lesser degree with a variety of skills such as reading, hand printing, spelling, composition,math and understanding instructions. A good way to begin is to take our Checklist of Dyslexic Problems.
Once you have determined the areas or skills which need the most improvement for your child, you can choose our books, workshops and assessments which will help your child learn those skills with teaching methods directed to their learning differences. You will be amazed at how rapidly your child's skills will improve in such areas as reading, writing, composition, and math once they receive teaching in a way that accommodates their right-brained learning style.
WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?
The word Dyslexia is derived from the Greek word, "dys" (meaning poor or inadequate) and the word "lexis" (meaning words or language). We believe that dyslexia is a learning difference, not a disability. Problems with hand printing, reading, spelling, composition and arithmetic are caused by this learning difference and not a lack of intelligence or effort on the part of the student.
During the learning process, the left side of the brain processes abstract concepts such as numbers,letters and sequences. The right side of the brain thinks in whole concrete images. In order for a Dyslexic or right-brained student to learn something new, they have to be trained in how to change the whole concrete images of the right side of the brain into the "language of the left side of the brain" which is letters, words, and numbers. Only once the information has been translated for the left side of the brain can the student think and reason using a new concept.
We have developed a teaching system which is designed to work with this learning difference and is highly successful for teaching Dyslexic children the skills which are often a problem in school and later in life.
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