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Dyslexia

A Definition:

Dyslexia can be when someone has continuing difficulty in learning to read, write and/or spell, despite taking part in appropriate learning opportunities.  Of course other experiences and/or difficulties can also affect learning.

 

Difficulties associated with Dyslexia can be:

  • Processing spoken (heard) language
  • Processing read (seen) language
  • Matching sounds to words and letters/letter patterns (phonics)
  • Reading fluency
  • Working memory (keeping information in your head while you do the working)
  • Organisation
  • Sequencing and direction
  • Number skills
  • Motor skills and co-ordination

Anyone can be Dyslexic.  It can run in families, but not always.  Most dyslexics have a different range of difficulties.  The impact on learning can vary considerably.  About 10% of people have Dyslexia - that's 1 in 10 people!

 

Some Useful Information to help your child at home:

Be Encouraging

  • Always give positive feedback and praise them for effort

Be Understanding

  • Re-assure your child that their difficulties are not their fault
  • Remember it may take your child longer to learn a new skill, and they may need to practice it more often.

Be Supportive

  • Encourage your child to do things they are good at and enjoy
  • Encourage hobbies ad interests

Be Patient

  • Your child may get more tired with the effort it is taking them to learn, so keep home learning tasks short and allow for breaks
  • Allow time to relax

Be Organised

  • Have a regular routine for homework
  • Create a quiet, clutter free homework area (switch off TV)
  • Help your child be organised for school

 

Parent Information: http://enquire.org.uk/information/parents-guide

Here are some useful activities to support learning at home:

 

Touch Typing practice:   https://www.dancemattypingguide.com