Does My Child Have Dyslexia?December 16th, 2009
So many parents ask me that question. I get that question from parents that homeschool as well as those that don’t. Sometimes I even get that question from parents of gifted children. Yes, even gifted children can and often do have areas of perception that aren’t working as efficiently as they should and could and as a result even gifted children often work harder than they need to.
The term dyslexia means reading difficulty. Many children have reading difficulties. The key is to understand what the underlying causes of the reading or writing difficulties are. Some children have difficulties with one or two of the areas of auditory processing that affect learning. Some children have problems with one or two of the areas of visual processing that affect learning. Some children have a combination of auditory and visual processing areas that aren’t working as efficiently as they should be.
There are several things you need to know as a parent to help your child in addition to the type of program that is best suited to help your child.
- You can help your child when you know what the underlying causes are
- You can help your child have greater access to learning
- You can give your child a 2 – 4 year advantage in reading, writing, and math in just minutes a day
Find out what you need to know to help your child in minutes a day at http://dyslexiahelpnow.com.
Hope this is helpful.
Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET