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Many parents will at some stage be involved in an IEP that the school prepares to help their child. Todays Parents gives a nice handy guide about what it is and what to do with it, see our link for today.
The most effective intervention is early, hopefully before the child reaches second grade. But, even before they enter school, they will exhibit some clues. They may have trouble learning to speak and doing such things as learning nursery rhymes as a result of memory and attention span difficulties. Kids with dyslexia also have difficulty recognizing letters and sounds, reading comprehension, and have poor spelling and letter recognition.
Four teenage business students from Coleg Llandrillo wowed the judges at a national youth enterprise competition in Cardiff, after their company scooped gold and silver in two of the main award categories for its app which helps primary school children with dyslexia.
Cursive’s cheerleaders repeatedly state that cursive cures dyslexia or prevents it, that it makes you pleasant and graceful and intelligent, that it adds brain cells, instills proper etiquette and patriotism, or confers numerous other blessings which are no more prevalent among cursive users than among other humans.
Occupational Therapy approach can be very effective in dealing with dyslexia as it addresses key components of skills such as oculomotor function or visual efficiency, executive functioning, and motor coordination. An occupational therapist, after proper evaluation of the dyslexic student and his/her ailment, will prepare a customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to help them continue with life skills, work and leisure activities as independently as possible.
A 2014 study conducted in the United Kingdom found that childhood music training can improve the sound-to-language processing skills that those with dyslexia struggle with. Read a happy story about how one pupil was helped by the music teaching she received in our link for today.
Rhythmic language, such as nursery rhymes, helps to kick-start children’s developing language systems, neuroscientist Professor Usha Goswami tells Zofia Niemtus – and research in this area could have huge benefits for pupils with dyslexia
West Branch senior Cassie Madison was presented with the Congressional App Challenge award by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson. Madison, shown with Johnson, created Dysulator, to help students with dyslexia, like herself. She created the app through Android Studio using kotlin code. Madison hopes “parents and teachers can use this app to understand dyslexics and make a positive change in our future.” Her app has three main components: an dyslexia tab, an interactive game simulator and a help and support tab. The game simulator attempts to recreate how a dyslexic person would see and feel throughout a game. Madison is one of four students from Ohio who were selected as winners.
Researchers estimate that dyslexia affects between 5 and 12 percent of the U.S. population — and as many as 80 percent of students who struggle with reading.
If you find that statistic startling, you’re not alone: It wasn’t until 2017 that New York State clarified that a diagnosis of dyslexia could be used in classifying students with a learning disability in order to determine eligibility for special education services and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).