What Is Dyslexia? 

Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read and spell. These individuals read at levels much lower than expected despite having normal or even superior intelligence. Although the disorder has a wide variety of symptoms and differs from person to person, the common characteristics are extreme difficulty with phonological processing and word recognition.

 

Common Symptoms of Dyslexia
  • Student is bright and creative but has difficulty with reading and writing.

  • Exhibits superior long-term memory, but poor short-term memory.

  • Cannot recognize words from the previous paragraph.

  • Has difficulty following written or oral instructions.

  • Has difficulty copying from the board or taking notes.

  • When interested, can focus for long periods of time, yet is easily distracted.

  • Has difficulty reading but has good comprehension when read to.

  • Poor and unusual spelling or reverses letters and numbers.

  • Has difficulty decoding words.

  • Persistent difficulty with ‘b’ and ‘d’, ‘p’ and ‘q’.

  • Has difficulty putting creative thoughts in written form.

  • Similar problems run in the family.

  • Below grade level despite tutoring, resource aid, medication, or other interventions.

 

Overcoming Dyslexia When Treated Correctly

The prognosis is positive despite the age of the student. Individuals who are identified and treated early and receive the proper remediation program have a better chance of overcoming their learning disability. However, if your child has a reading disorder, it does not necessarily mean she or he has dyslexia. Different types of reading disorders may have very similar, if not the same, symptoms as dyslexia.

 

Remediation and Treatment

The main course of treatment at Student Learning Recovery Tutoring is to address the specific learning problems of each student. We utilize a wide variety of visual stimulation memory aids to address the written symbols/sound difficulties and the poor abilities of word recognition. Memory aids include:         

  • Phonic Programs

  • Spelling Tips

  • Reading Help

 

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