Teaching A Dyslexic Child

Dyslexia is a type of learning disorder due to some dysfunction in the central nervous system.Dyslexia makes it difficult for the child to read and spell. The condition hampers brain’s ability to interpret language and numerical symbols.


Children with dyslexia may not have any abnormal tendencies. Their only problem lies with making a coherent understanding of language. Dealing with dyslexic child is a challenging task but can be attained with dedication and patience.

Dyslexia can trigger different symptoms in different children. Hence a single approach can be followed in all cases. The strategies and techniques to deal with dyslexic child have to be developed according to the intensity of the disorder in children.

Hereditary has been identified as a trigger of dyslexia in children. Some children face problem in understanding words and confuse alphabets. These children may display problem of confusion in sentence construction.

Others may suffer from writing impairment and may not be able to learn variety of words as compared to a normal child. Without the availability of special learning aids, dyslexic children find it difficult to develop their language and communicate their feelings effectively. The effect of such kind of impairment is manifested in all areas.

One of the effective strategies to deal
and teach a dyslexic child is to use a dry board. Dyslexic children have to put in great effort to learn a spelling and make many mistakes in the process.

If they are asked to erase the wrong spelling
and write again, the paper may start to tear which can frustrate the child and lower his morale. Therefore, it is wise to use a dry board and give some colorful markers to the child to make the learning task fun and exciting.

Making the learning process fun can ease the process of teaching the dyslexic child. For instance you can take the dyslexic child on a beach and ask him to spell the words in the sand. Use such opportunities where the child can learn while playing. Such measures are effective with children who face attention deficit disorder.

Create a word wall where you can write the troubling words on a flash card and stick it on the wall. When a child will see the words displayed o the wall over and over again, gradually he will familiarize with the words and learn the correct spelling.

Use online tools and other publications
to teach your dyslexic child. Maintain your patience as your child struggles through the task and encourage your child to see marked improvement.



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