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Dyslexia Awareness Month – Are we Really Aware of Dyslexia?

Dyslexia Awareness Month 2021 – Despite the fact that most of us have heard of or are familiar with dyslexia, there are numerous misconceptions about it. This is why it’s critical to spread the word about it!
What exactly is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a type of learning disability characterised by difficulty in reading which results in the inability to process speech sounds and learning alphabets or numbers.

Even though it may not appear so to many of us, reading is a very complex task that necessitates a number of sub-skills and processes. It necessitates skills such as letter recognition, the ability to recognise the pattern of letters and numbers to sounds, and the ability to access knowledge stored in memory. This means that reading can be difficult for most people, especially children. As a result, professionals almost never say “Dyslexia” without first determining what the problems and symptoms are.

Is our child having trouble understanding new words that they have never heard before? Do they use the word “broad” instead of “board” more than other kids their age? Do they say “have” like it rhymes with “save”? Is it difficult for them to understand what they’ve read? These are separate issues that do not necessarily have anything to do with one another.
These are some of the evident symptoms of dyslexia you can spot:

  • Reading requires a lot of mental work
  • Slow at reading
  • Frequently halting and hesitating while speaking
  • Sentences seem vague and imprecise
  • Having difficulty in recalling names
  • Inability to differentiate between seeing and hearing letters and numbers
  • Spending an unusual amount of time in completing tasks

There are many inconsistencies in Dyslexia symptoms, which can be quite frustrating at times. Children with dyslexia do not experience the same difficulties or respond to treatment in the same way. Students are already different from their peers, and it can be difficult to feel different from other dyslexic students. This must also be addressed so that the general public has a better understanding of what dyslexia is. A one-size-fits-all dyslexia intervention would not be effective in meeting the needs of students. This is a critical point that is frequently overlooked.

So, why should we be aware of Dyslexia?

We must be aware of Dyslexia in order to assist our children in receiving the proper diagnosis and intervention. As parents, we must be able to recognise Dyslexia symptoms so that we can assist our children in any way we can.

Empowerkids can assist children suffering from dyslexia by providing customised assessments and screening that address all of the factors that may be affecting the child. Using this method you can receive a personalised recommendation for how you can help your child.

Contact Dr. Anupma Sethi at +1-669-900-2315 today to know more about Dyslexia screening and understand our customised approach such as the Orton gillingham approach, multisensory approach, science of reading that can help children with Dyslexia.

 

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