Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dyslexia -The Shut Down Learner – Book review.

A few of you have been asking me to recommend books and I thought it will be a good idea to review books for my readers.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dyslexia - Recognizing the genius sitting next to you...

I requested one of my readers to write an article on her personal experience with dyslexics and the following is what she wrote.

Dyslexia and Meares-Irlen Syndrome

I have been reading a few articles on dyslexia where it says that some children see words jumping around thus making it difficult for children to read. Not one of my students had complained about words jumping around.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Teach your dyslexic child to read - Phonics vs sight reading

Which is a better method to teach children to read – phonics or sight reading (whole language)?

Phonics aims at teaching children the skills necessary to decode a word.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who says dyslexic children are phonologically unaware? & Lesson 26

Many of the articles on dyslexia say that dyslexics are phonologically unaware. A little thought will clearly reveal that this statement cannot be true.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dyslexics - Can they become writers and authors? & Lesson 25

Many people confuse difficulties in reading and the ability to write. Many of the well known writers are dyslexic. Dyslexia affects one’s ability to read and spell (in orthographically inconsistent language) but it does not affect one’s imagination and creativity.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dyslexia and iPhone & Lesson 24

Recently there has been a lot of articles on dyslexia and iPhones. A dyslexic had said that he could read easier on an iPhone and that has triggered many articles on how iPhones can help solve the problems of a dyslexic.