Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dyslexic children who could not read but can read as adults

I have read many articles about adults who were unable to read in school as children but have learned to read when they were older.

The questions that arise in my mind are: “Why is this so? Why is it that they could not read when in school but are able to learn to read when they get older?” I believe the answer is simply that as an adult they can reason out and realize that they have been trying to learn English in a logical way when many of the words are not spelt logically. When this realization sets in they have no problem learning to read in English. There is no underlying reason (except perhaps that they had not been taught the way they should have been taught) as to why most of them had not learned in the first place.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How I teach my dyslexic students - Part 2


On the first day, a student comes to me I try and encourage the child to speak as much as possible. I ask him his name and continue a discussion with him. Most of my students have no problem talking about themselves, their friends, school and family.

Monday, July 12, 2010

How I teach my dyslexic students - Part 1


This is an introduction to my article on “How I teach my dyslexic students”.


Many children find learning to read in English easy but not so dyslexic. Dyslexia is a learning style with strengths and weaknesses. With timely intervention and effective instruction, dyslexics can learn at a rapid rate and can even do exceptionally well in school. Some of the characteristics of  dyslexic children are:

How to help build a dyslexic child’s self esteem

Self-esteem is your overall opinion of yourself. It is how you feel about yourself with all of your successes, abilities, flaws and limits. Having a great sense of self-esteem is an important factor and a necessary component of success.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The blind man and the elephant: (Disecting childhood)

 The following article is from Dr.Selznick's blog. It is about a mother who was recommended a different "remedy" each by various  "experts" she had  gone to seek advice from for her daughter who had trouble reading.