Thursday, April 29, 2010

Headmistress agrees with advice given on dyslexia.

For those of you who have not read my article in the local papers on 18.4.2010 - Daily Express - you may read it here:The Daily express.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Pygmalion effect & Lesson 22

Encouragement and expectation
The power of expectation cannot be overestimated. It is well known and has been called the Pygmalion effect. Your expectations of your student is a key factor in how well he performs in his school work.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Phonics and Lesson 21

Sounds represented by the letter O

O as in oat, obey, old and over.

O as in object, occupy, offer and office.

O as in onion.

O as in ooze

O as in orchard, orchid, order and orchestra.

For lesson 21 click here :

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Phonics and lesson 20

Sounds represented by the letter “I”

I as in idea, iron, island and item.

I as in ignorant, ill, improve and in.

I as in irk

Note: I regret I was unable to post my article last Wednesday as I was out station. Similarly I will also be out station for a week from first of May.

For lesson 20 click here :

Friday, April 16, 2010

Phonics & Lesson 19

Sounds represented by the letter e

E as in each, eel, equal and evil.

E as in earn, early, earth and err.

E as in ebony, echo, elbow and elephant.

E as in eight, eighteen and eighty.

E as in elastic, elect, enough and erupt.

E as in either

E as in ewe.

For lesson 19 click here :

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Phonics and Lesson 18

Sounds represented by the letter ‘U’.

U as in umbrella, under, up and ugly.

U as in uniform, unit, urine and use.

U as in urban, urchin and urge.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Phonics & lesson 17

Different sounds represented by the letter “A”

It is best to explain to a dyslexic child the sounds represented by each letter in the English alphabets as and when you come across it when reading. This way he will not be confused as to why the letter “A” was pronounced one way at an earlier date and now pronounced another way.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dyslexia - "Off Days" & Lesson 16

Almost every dyslexic pupil has the following symptom. When he is very tired, having a fever, headache or flu his performance in any of the studying activities is way below usual. In fact the student appears to be a completely different person.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dyslexia- How to teach a dyslexic child to read.

When you are teaching a child it is important to continuously watch his progress. Keep getting books that are progressively more difficult. It should not be too difficult that he becomes discouraged. Make sure story books are selected properly.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dyslexia - Learning languages & Lesson 14

Dyslexia -Learning more than one language

We in Malaysia have always taken for granted about children speaking two, three, four or more languages. This is not the case in other countries as I came to realize recently. Some people in a group I belong to seem to make a big deal about their children speaking one foreign language.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Dyslexia - Phonemic awareness & Lesson 13

Dyslexia – Phonemic awareness.

On the 1st of April a member from a group I belong to commented on my article about the Australian boy in Japan. I have copied the relevant part of her comments below:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dyslexia - Early intervention & Lesson 12

Dyslexia- Early intervention by diligent parents and Lesson 12

Recently one of the members of a group I belong to asked “……..I am not sure if it is just delayed learning or if there is another underlying cause for his difficulties.”